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Inclusion Council Co-Chairs

Gwen Gaylord, English Teacher

Alex Goodman, English Teacher

Marcos Torres, Ceramics Teacher




Inclusion Council

The Inclusion Council is a group of faculty, staff, administration, students, and community members who are committed to building a future where all students feel safe, respected, and included at Newport Harbor High School. Founded in 2016 in response to rising tensions on campus, the Council seeks to address structural inequalities and individual cases of discrimination, especially when they pertain to groups that have been historically marginalized on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

The Council meets roughly once a month to discuss current issues and potential solutions. Typically, these meetings are open to all; we welcome everyone from new students to school board members. Additionally, the leaders of the Council work throughout the year on a variety of projects: gathering and analyzing data, advocating for changes to policies and resources, and planning events.

Given the challenge and complexity of our mission, the Inclusion Council relishes the opportunity to collaborate with other individuals and organizations on campus and in the community. If you would like to get involved, please reach out to one of our leaders.

Past Projects and Events

  • December 2019: Consent, Sexual Harassment & Assault Awareness video (collaboration with TarTV)

  • June 2019: Gender Empowerment Summit

  • June 2018: NHHS Cares Mental Health Awareness video (collaboration with TarTV)

  • December 2017: Met with district IT and EdTech leaders to discuss internet access for zone families

  • November 2017: Presentation to district English teachers

  • Spring 2017: Worked with students and library to purchase more Spanish-language library books

  • November 2016: Pre-election unity poster bomb (collaboration with BRIDGES)

  • Annual campus climate survey

2019 Gender Empowerment Summit

Gender Summit

Gender Summit

Gender Summit