“My theory is, strong people don’t need strong leaders.” – Ella Baker
Our PTA committees of parents and Ella Baker staff pursue targeted opportunities to strengthen our school community. Please join us in our work together!
Family Equity Committee
The Family Equity committee aims to support and grow the already-established efforts at Ella Baker to center racial equity and social justice in school culture, curriculum and policy. Ella Baker said, “strong people don’t need strong leaders.” Our goal is to allow for leadership opportunities and responsibilities to be shared. In our work to oppose social hierarchies based on race, class, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and neurodiversity, we must acknowledge and name their presence in our own community.
The Grants Committee pursues institutional funding for the school and also assists teachers in crowdfunding campaigns for school supplies.
The Green Team EBS is a coalition of parents and teachers from the Ella Baker School who love and cherish our natural environment, who realize that our stewardship of the environment is key to a peaceable planet, and that our children play, grow and thrive more as they are exposed to nature. We also believe that taking care of the planet and taking care of one another are inextricably linked as we strive to move our community to greater equity with the natural resources we all share (clean air, pure water, fresh food and the overall health benefits of living with nature) in a community that realizes that environmental justice is an inseparable part of racial and economic justice.
In addition to working with the Grants Committee on the Green Alleway application, the Green Team has been active at the Ella Baker Maker Nights and has plans underway to support reducing waste at EB. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
The purpose of the STEAM committee at the Ella Baker School is to empower and support teachers, parents and students via grants, initiatives, workshops, projects, events and information related to STEAM.
STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Using STEAM education results in students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!