Our Mission

We believe it is our moral responsibility to welcome, celebrate and affirm the full spectrum and intersections of human differences in, and beyond our community. We will create a culture that celebrates advocacy and pursues justice for all, especially those from historically marginalized communities. We will practice risk-taking, and challenge one another to continuously examine systems of privilege and bias, and work collectively to disrupt and dismantle inequity in all its forms.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Jorge Allen, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ms. Carla Lumley, Secretary, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Phone: 781-446-6200




District at a Glance


The Wellesley Public Schools is a learning community that is invested in its path toward being a culturally sustaining institution. The below snapshot provides a look into some quantifiable aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools.


DE&I At at Glance Chart
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Equity Plan

The reality of the current national climate illustrates that there remains significant threats to the ability of schools to cultivate and sustain learning communities that are safe and supportive for all students. Prejudice, bias, hate and discrimination remain threats that require our vigilance and persistence to ensure that our core values are adhered to, and our mission is realized. 
View the District’s Equity Plan.




“Equity is more than a list of practical strategies. It is a lens and an ideological commitment. There are no practical strategies that will help us develop equitable institutions if we are unwilling to deepen our understandings of equity and inequity.” – Paul Gorski

This spotlight series wishes to highlight the equity work present in our learning communities. If you wish to be featured, or wish to nominate a colleague, please send an email to dei@wellesleyps.org.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Council

Simon Sinek’s The Golden Circle model of leadership.

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

Lilla Watson

Wellesley METCO

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METCO’s mission is to provide, through professional leadership and voluntary citizen action, the development and promotion of quality integrated educational opportunities for urban and suburban students in the Greater Boston community, and to work toward the expansion of a collaborative education program with the Boston and suburban school systems.


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Contact Us


Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Phone: 781-446-6200