A glimpse about SIS
At Surabaya Intercultural School, we celebrate our diversity and aim to set norms of acceptance and open-mindedness so that everyone in our community feels heard, respected, and valued for who they are. All students, families, and staff feel that they belong regardless of identity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, family structure, talents, national origin, race, ethnicity, language, birthplace, ancestry, culture, religion, or abilities. We strive to treat others fairly and are proactive in our efforts to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice policies and procedures. Our students are empowered to be anti-discrimination leaders who advocate for themselves and others to create inclusive communities.
Di Surabaya Intercultural School, kami bangga akan keberagaman dan kami bertekad untuk mengembangkan nilai-nilai seperti saling menerima dan keterbukaan pikiran sehingga setiap anggota komunitas kami merasa didengarkan, dihormati, dan dihargai dengan apa adanya. Kami harapkan semua siswa, keluarga, dan staf merasa bahwa mereka adalah bagian penting dari SIS tanpa memandang identitas, usia, jenis kelamin, status sosial ekonomi, struktur keluarga, bakat, kewarganegaraan, ras, etnis, bahasa, tempat lahir, keturunan, budaya, agama, atau kemampuan fisik. Kami berusaha untuk memperlakukan setiap orang dengan adil dan proaktif dalam upaya kami untuk mempromosikan kebijakan dan prosedur yang menjunjung Keanekaragaman, Kesetaraan, Inklusi, dan Keadilan. Siswa SIS diberdayakan untuk menjadi seorang pemimpin dalam usaha melawan diskriminasi dan dapat membela diri sendiri maupun orang lain untuk menciptakan komunitas yang inklusif.
Allie has been at SIS since 2019 as a secondary science teacher. She has been on the DEIJ committee since its beginning and is currently the lead facilitator for the committee.
Pipit has been at SIS since 2013 as a Secondary Bahasa, International Relations and Debate Teacher. She is excited to contribute to the important changes that need to be made in SIS regarding DEIJ.
Is the Business Manager at SIS since 2014 and has been involved in policy review for the SIS Community. Currently a member of DEIJ Committee to support the mission where everyone feels heard, respected and valued.
Dwi has been at SIS since 1994 as a teacher assistant for EC, First Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade. She has been a teacher assistant representative in reviewing the Mission Statement and has been serving in the Sunshine Committee for many years. She has been on the DEIJ committee since its beginning and is looking forward to seeing the beneficial impacts on SIS family and community.
Yaśodā joined SIS in 2022 as a Learning Specialist. As a long time ally of people with disabilities, a special education teacher, and a woman of color, she is eager to help the DEIJ Committee have an impactful presence at SIS and in Surabaya.
Lolita has been at SIS since 2015 as a secondary mathematics teacher and HOD. She has been on the DEIJ committee since its beginning and is looking forward to seeing it to its fruition.
Jeni has been at SIS since 2019 as a first grade teacher. She has been on the DEIJ committee since its beginning and is happy to be supporting safe and welcoming learning environments for all.
Okeefe Charles is a Computer Science and IT teacher at SIS since 2020. He is also a member of the DEIJ committee, where he brings his unique perspective to contribute to the group’s efforts. Okeefe is excited to be part of the committee and looks forward to working with his colleagues towards a more inclusive and just community.
How to Intervene When You Witness a Microaggression
Six Steps For Creating Authentic Conversations About Race
Engaging White Students in Conversations About Race
Educators Take Action in Pursuit of Equity
Embracing Race (includes webinars)
Considerations for Creating a Culturally Inclusive Environment in Schools
How to Talk to Students about Race and Ethnicity (and religion, ability, class, immigration, gender, bullying, and activism)