Thank you to our 2022-2023 committee! New committee photo coming soon...
The IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Committee is a district-wide, parent-led group that supports the families, faculty, and staff of the Hillsborough City School District.
2023-2024 IDEA Committee Members:
Co-Presidents: Amy Rodde and Erin Schaefer
Past President: Lynette Caplice
Secretary & Treasurer: Bobby Thompson
Communications: Rani Bhuva, Tanya Boland and Jessica Mullens Engelman
Parents Event Chairs: Sapna Palrecha, Shannon Seeberan and Ani Vartanian
School Events Chairs: Meg Ketchersid, Sanjana Reddy and Jessica Zucker
North Chairs: Cristin Chinn and Joo-Lee Lim
South Chairs: Elizabeth Jardina and Ting Yang
West Chairs: Zeryn Sarpangal and Jennifer Merrill
Crocker Chairs: Bahrig Mikaelian-Deirmendjian and Eric Sarbib
District Liaison: Kim Oliff
💡IDEA Mission Statement:
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) is a district-wide, parent-led group that supports the families, faculty, and staff of the Hillsborough City School District (HCSD) to create an environment that welcomes and is informed by diversity, fosters a sense of belonging, and prepares our students to make a positive impact on the world.
What IDEA does to further this mission:
Creates and shares DEI Resources with the HCSD community
Works with the district to organize and run initiatives like Building Belonging Week
Hosts parent and family education events
Serves as liaisons to both school Parent Groups and the District DEI pillar teams
Supports and helps implement District DEI efforts
The Hillsborough City School District embarked on a formalized DEI effort in the 2020-21 school year. This DEI initiative has four pillars under which the work is categorized: Educator Growth, Classroom & Climate, Student Belonging, and Community Cohesion. An initial goal of the Community Cohesion Pillar was the formation of a Parent / Community Team, and that led to the formation of the IDEA Committee. In January 2022, we collected applications to form the first district-wide IDEA committee. Each year we will go through the nominations process to secure new committee members.
We are actively recruiting volunteers! Please reach out to your school representatives.
💡How to Get Involved: