Believing in Racial Equity and Diversity
Marian Catholic High School celebrates the dignity of each person and the strength which comes from a diverse school community. As persons created in the image and likeness of God, the Marian Catholic community experiences the rich variety of cultures and races and mutually works toward eliminating the misconceptions, structures, and systems which divide those cultures.
The BREAD Team (now known as Diversity Council) was established in February 2009, to promote a world view of mutuality and address the impact of racism within our communities and the school. Comprised of staff, parents, alumni and friends, the Diversity Council meets every three months to deepen their understanding of the blessings and challenges of diversity and work together on projects which enhance students’ experiences and strengthen the Marian Catholic community.
Director of Diversity
Ms. Carol Lanier is the Director of Diversity at Marian Catholic.
She has degrees from Chicago State University (BA, Secondary Education) and DePaul University (MS, Management of Public Service). Lanier also serves as a social studies teacher, as a Dominican Associate, as a chairperson for SDART (Springfield Dominican Anti-Racism Team) committees, and works with Service Club.