Message from UA

Message from University Academy
Posted on 06/03/2020
Dear University Academy Community,

We face a defining moment. The devastating effects of structural and systemic racism have been laid bare and left at our feet. We will remember their names – George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and devastatingly too many more. We will continue to acknowledge the pattern of injustices suffered by the Black community across generations. We encourage our community to differentiate between those who condone acts of injustice and those who protect our school, institutions—and the wider community—against hate and threats every day.

We will be grounded in an authentic and abiding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and guided by our mission to prepare students to serve as positive role models and valuable members of the community.

The events of this summer are tragic, heart-breaking, and all too familiar. We support the peaceful protesters. We recognize the pain and anger in the community and amongst our students and families, and we fully support the truth that black lives matter. The last few days have led to introspection, as well. Though we strive to be an institution that aims to eliminate inequality through college-prep education, we know that we ourselves are not perfect, and we're going to do even more in the future to improve.


Tony Kline, Superintendent, University Academy
Katie Kwo Gerson, School Board Chair, University Academy

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