In Spartanburg School District 7, we believe that diversity and inclusion is necessary to achieve academic and institutional excellence. Every student, faculty and staff member not only matters, but their unique perspectives are the core of our strength and our success. To that end, Dr. Carlotta Redish serves the district as the Chief of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Redish has vast experience building and leading equity and social emotional learning in the classroom. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, she facilitated and supported Professional Development on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to ensure optimal learning opportunites for all students.The effort ties directly to Dr. Booker’s work on the board of directors for StriveTogether, which is leading a national movement to improve outcomes for communities and children through a cradle-to-career approach to education tied to equity and economic mobility.