Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

ADEs Culturally Inclusive Practices: Implementation guidance for local educational agencies


​Cultural diversity is clearly evident within our school environments. Educational environments must adjust nimbly to the needs of students, thus, culturally inclusive practices are critical.  This session will focus on ADEs Culturally Inclusive Practices: Implementation guidance for local educational agencies, which identifies the importance in addressing professional development, curriculum, instruction, and school climate and environment.

Raquel Alvara, M. Ed., Education Program Specialist, Effective Teachers & Leaders Unit, Arizona Department of Education (ADE): Raquel Alvara has over seventeen years working within a variety of educational environments including public education, higher education, and state and federally funded educational programs. Collaboration has played a significant role in her professional career. Serving as a member of the Culturally Inclusive Practices Committee has rejuvenated her curriculum goals in working collaboratively with educational leaders from Arizona in delivering guidance and support to local educational agencies in addressing cultural responsive pedagogy, multiculturalism, and positively impacting student achievement.