• Student Advisory Council

  • Winchester Public Schools (WPS) is committed to fostering an inclusive culture by embracing diversity and equity in all its forms. Student Equity Advisory Councils are essential to cultivating a more inclusive and welcoming climate within WPS, as each council provides opportunities to amplify students' voice and choice as it relates to the climate and culture of their schools. We want our students to have everything that they need to thrive! 

    Each council consists of student leaders who reflect the diversity within their school.  Diversity, in this context, refers to social identities such as race, socio-economic status, ethnicity, indigenous background, immigration status, nationality, gender identity/expression, language, ability/disability, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, age, and physical appearance.  Identified students meet as a group with the principal or principal designee, the division equity and family empowerment coordinator, and other designated school staff to provide ideas on how to best support them through the lens of equity and family empowerment.  

    Presently, a School Equity Advisory Council exists at John Handley High School, Daniel Morgan Middle School (in progress), and Virginia Avenue Charlotee Dehart Elementary School.  

    For more information, please contact Dr. Veronique N. Walker, Equity and Family Empowerment Coordinator.