Dear Members of the West Catholic Prep Community,
We are deeply saddened by the tragic and disturbing death of George Floyd that occurred last week. We continue to keep George Floyd, his family, and all of those affected by this horrible act in our prayers. West Catholic Prep stands against and denounces all forms of racism and violence and is committed to doing all we can to eradicate hatred and promote justice. We are here to support the community of West Catholic–and that includes our students, family, staff, faculty, and the surrounding neighborhoods that have long supported us as a school.
The last 7 days have caused me to spend time reflecting about West Catholic Prep’s role in the fight for equality. I have much I need to continue to think about, but what I do know is that we have to continue to remain committed to inclusion and diversity, we must remain focused on maintaining a school culture and environment that children feel loved and encouraged and we must be willing to listen to people that share different viewpoints and experiences.
We are committed to our role in the fight for equality, and the death of George Floyd serves as a reminder of how important and necessary that fight is. Our job as educators is to take the young men and women entrusted to our care and help them grow as people, leaders, and as children of God. We must continue to develop young men and women that will speak out against hatred and injustice and that will leave the halls of West Catholic seeking to make the world a better place.
I pray that in the days and months ahead that we remember that all people are made in the image of God, and in that remembrance that we move closer to bringing an end to racism and injustice.
Andrew Brady ‘02