Carlos Charriez is entering his 15th year as a middle school science teacher at WFS. He has helped plan and integrate DEI topics, such as implicit bias, air quality and poverty, race, identity, and genetics, into the science curriculum. A member of the Race, Identity and Cultural Competency MS faculty focus group, he’s helped organize annual events exploring topics such as privilege, disabilities and race. Last year he led the International Day of Peace celebration focusing on disabilities and worked with the University of Delaware’s Center for Disability Studies to bring in speakers to the Middle School throughout the month of September. Carlos also leads the urban gardening initiative at WFS, maintaining our on-campus raised beds and off campus garden at Bellevue State Park. To date, we have grown and donated over 1,500 pounds of produce to local food banks in Wilmington, mainly to Lutheran Community Services, and the Sunday Breakfast Mission.