Sun Prairie GSA Creates Resource Guide for School Staff!

In February of 2012 the Gender and Sexuality Acceptance (GSA) Club at Sun Prairie High School began researching and compiling resources and tools to put in a binder.  With the help of a local generous donor, the GSA was able to print up and put together a binder for all 118 staff members at their high school.  Entitled “Step One: A Resource Guide for Addressing Discrimination”, the binder is meant to be a comprehensive guide of activities, information, and pointers for addressing discrimination in the classroom.

On May 22nd, the students were given time at a staff meeting to present the binder and talk about some of the resources that it contains.  Here is an overview of its contents:

Laws and Policies
Sexual Orientation
Socioeconomic status
Physical and Mental Conditions
Additional Resources

Here are just a few of the comments that the GSA advisor, Monica Wagner, received from staff members after the students led the training:

– “Thanks so much for the binder and the presentation. This is really important work!”

– “They did a fantastic job yesterday! I saw [one of the GSA students] in the hall and told her what a great job she did. She smiled and kept on walking, but I noticed as she went down the hall, many other teachers told her the same thing. It is a great resource!”

– “I thought they were just marvelous!  What fantastic students! And what a wonderful resource!  Thank you.”

Kudos to the Sun Praire GSA for your work on the project – a project that has been more than a year in the making, and one that will go on to do lots of good in your school for years to come!

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