About Us

LBL ESD, as an organization, will be a leader and resource in support of equity, diversity and inclusion for employees, families, students and schools in our service communities.


Equity is ensuring individuals or groups are treated fairly and equally specific to their needs.


Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is creating a safe, positive, and nurturing environment in which to explore differences. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions contained within each individual.


Inclusion is creating an environment where everyone is valued, respected, supported and welcomed. It recognizes that everyone is diminished if all are not represented.


Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.

Equity Lens

LBL ESD acknowledges that our Agencies are situated on the Indigenous territories of the Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Kalapuya, Tsankupi, Chepenefa, Yakina, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz.