Diversity & Inclusion

As a community of learners, Charlotte Latin School is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment that accepts and honors all people. We respect individual differences, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
Latoya Pousa
Latoya Pousa,
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A Culture of Inclusive Excellence

Our culture of inclusive excellence is rooted in the School’s mission and Core Values. From the moment you become a part of the Latin family, your talents, perspectives, and engagement are both welcomed and expected. We embrace the creativity that arises from diverse points of view, honor our students’ rich cultural experiences, and aspire to foster a sense of belonging for every member of our School community.

Culturally Responsive Education and Critical Thinking Skills

The School’s culture of inclusive excellence is shaped by our dedication to providing each student a culturally responsive education. Culturally responsive teaching begins with skilled educators. The School is especially proud of its demonstrated emphasis on attracting the most talented professionals to nurture the next generation of gifted scholars, community servants and global leaders. This includes experienced educators as well as our Latin Fellows. The Latin Fellows program is a new and exciting diversity initiative which transitions aspiring educators from underrepresented groups into the classroom through a co-teaching experience.

Teaching critical thinking skills and culturally responsive education are inextricably linked. We view culture as a strength that is useful for increasing self-awareness and consciousness of others. What’s more, we recognize that culturally responsive education – with its emphasis on learning partnerships, deep reflection, and increased opportunities for analyzing issues within the sociopolitical framework – is a perfect mechanism for promoting critical thinking.

You Belong at Latin

If you are seeking a high-quality academic experience that honors your child’s individual strengths as part of a collaborative learning community, then you belong at Latin. We look forward to welcoming you to our family.

I am excited and honored to build upon Dr. Taylor's work in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Charlotte Latin is a vibrant community that consistently embraces new people, perspectives, and best practices. I look forward to collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop strategies and initiatives that not only enhance school culture, but also afford students the opportunity to explore identity development and civic responsibility in a rapidly changing city.

I have lived in Charlotte most of my life and it is home for me. It is a city that attracts people because of its rich diversity and small-town feel. This makes it an ideal place to appreciate multiculturalism.

Latoya pousa,
Director of Diversity, equity & Inclusion

Latin Fellows Program

Latin Fellows is a one-year program for recent college graduates considering teaching as a career. Opportunities are available in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School.

Read the Latin Fellows brochure.

Learn more about Latin Fellows.

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