Goal: Our goal is for Santa Cruz County to be a model of safe and inclusive schools for all students and families and especially for LGBTQ students. The research is clear: when students feel safe, supported and included in school, their learning increases, their engagement increases and more students graduate from high school who are college and career ready.


Educator Workshop: Using Literature to Increase LGBTQ+ Cultural Proficiency

September 27, 2022

4:00-5:30 pm

Hybrid > Santa Cruz COE or Zoom


This 90 minute hybrid workshop is ideal for learning more about how to use literature for LGBTQ+ history month in October and beyond. We will showcase our LGBTQ+ book lists organized by grade level as well as our curated curriculum resources. Participating educators will walk away ready to teach an LGBTQ+ Literature lesson to match their grade level. Even if you don't join our workshop - you can still browse the LGBTQ+ Booklists and our LGBTQ+ History Month Resources.
Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Counselors

Raising the Rainbow Flag: Educator Preview

April 2023

More details coming soon!

At this event, Rob Darrow & Stephanie Sumarna will provide an overview of the curriculum materials available to educators to use with their students for Raising the Rainbow Flag in May to honor Harvey Milk's birthday. This event is a great way to build inclusivity into the classroom, as well as an excellent ramp up to pride in June!
Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Counselors


Please contact Debi Bodenheimer, Associate Superintendent and/or Rob Darrow (