Diversity & Equity Task Force
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A non-negotiable collective pursuit of a system and environment that is accessible to all students and adults. Equity requires:
Active engagement in identifying and meeting the intrinsic and extrinsic needs of all individuals,
Building meaningful relationships that provide support and ensure success, access to opportunity, and school connectedness, and
Continuously seeking out and addressing inequities throughout the learning community.
Through a shared responsibility for the health and well-being of the students and families we serve, we wish to create a community in which all members feel valued, included, and connected. This work is intended to support the school district’s goal of educating compassionate and creative global citizens by honoring the diversity of our community and enhancing a learning environment that promotes equity in both curricular and co-curricular programs.
Task Force Members
Holly Baxter, Chair, Coordinator for Safety & Equity, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tony Knight, Superintendent, email@example.com
Dr. Jay Greenlinger, Director, Curriculum and Instruction, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Ahl, Director of Extended Care, email@example.com
Brad Benioff, Principal, MCMS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek Ross, Board Member, email@example.com
Tina Wang, Board Member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Charrett, Stephanie Perez, Alana Schulman
Anna Mendez, Francisco Henning, Susan Allen, Amy Kobayashi, Vanessa Heller, Michelle Cass
Dr. Tracey Burrell, PhD, Audley Harrison, M.B.E., MUniv, BSc, Seema Sharma
Amaan Nabeel, Zoë Thompson
Task Force Committees
We currently have over 60 OPUSD stakeholders, including students, staff, and parents, who joining us for focused committee work. Email the committee representative or any member of the district task force representation if you would like to get involved.
Curriculum, led by Dr. Jay Greenlinger, email@example.com
Policy and Personnel, led by Stew McGugan, firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ+, led by Holly Baxter, email@example.com
Ableism and Disabilities, led by Alana Schulman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Racial Healing, Justice and Protection, led by Susan Allen, email@example.com
Holly Baxter, OPUSD Coordinator, Safety & Equity:
I am honored to serve our school and greater community in the capacity of Coordinator of Safety and Equity, and as the Chair of the Diversity and Equity Task Force. In these roles, it one of my top goals to facilitate conversations and experiences that identify the needs of our community and make changes that support the collective equity of all.
I hope to act as an ally and resource for any student, staff, or family members who may be experiencing inequity in their experiences with OPUSD. Please reach out anytime if you require support, need assistance, or would like to offer suggestions for how to improve OPUSD schools. You can reach out anonymously on our Feedback/Suggestions survey or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together we can achieve great things!