Department of Racial Equity Advancement

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Department of Racial Equity Advancement (DREA)


Educational excellence through racial equity in every school. Our department leads the district’s collaborative work in the areas of racial equity policy and practice and culturally responsive professional development. Seattle Public Schools is committed to the academic excellence and personal success of every student, in every classroom, everyday. Central to this commitment is ensuring educational and racial equity.


The mission of the Department of racial equity Advancement is to maximize culturally responsive instruction & leadership to transform educational opportunities, access and outcomes for every student, in every classroom, everyday. Please see helpful links to learn more about district wide initiatives or find information on how to address complaints/concerns of racial equity.

DREA Services

  • Professional Development
  • Consultation and Coaching
  • Technical Assistance
  • racial equity Analysis

Equity Resources

We update this page with resources we love that build and fuel our racial equity work. This page also houses support resources for school based racial equity teams, building leadership teams, MTSS teams, professional learning communities, professional learning networks, and program based teams.

Racial Equity Teams

School based racial equity Teams (RET) was an idea developed as part of a five-year comprehensive and coherent plan to institutionalize educational racial equity practices into our schools as mandated by Seattle Public Schools Ensuring educational and racial equity Policy No. 0030. Read more about Racial Equity Teams.

Policy #0030 and its History

Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity: SPS Board Policy No. 0030