Daring Greatly

Equity & Diversity in Action

  • Assess inequities, acknowledge the systems that perpetuate them, develop a plan that moves beyond intent to action.

    Henrico Schools’ new Office of Equity and Diversity wants to hear from members of the community. Monica Manns, the office’s new director, will hold listening sessions at five Henrico County Public Library locations in late April and early May to hear residents’ ideas about equity and diversity in the school division.

    “I appreciate all the community support and feedback around these issues that I’ve heard so far,” Manns said. “These sessions will be a chance for me to listen further and learn more. If we identify themes emerging from the talks, those will be possible areas of focus for the Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee.”

    The application process for the new advisory committee is in the planning stages; it will be comprised of students, parents, staff and community members. More information will be forthcoming.

    The sessions will begin with an introduction and an update on the advisory committee. The bulk of the time will be for reserved for citizens to talk. Feedback received at the listening sessions will be shared with School Board members, Henrico Schools administrators and the new advisory committee. In addition, a survey will be forthcoming. The data from both will help guide the division’s next steps.

    The equity and diversity listening sessions include one in each of Henrico’s five magisterial districts:

    • April 23 (6-7 p.m.) Sandston Branch Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Va. 23150
    • April 24 (6-7 p.m.) Fairfield Area Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va. 23223
    • April 25 (5-6 p.m.) Glen Allen Branch Library, 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060
    • April 30 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229
    • May 1 (4-5 p.m.) Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059

    More information about our efforts to increase equity and diversity across the school division can be found here: http://henricoschools.us/henrico-county-public-schools-hires-director-to-oversee-equity-and-diversity-efforts/

  • Stakeholders that are reflective of our diverse school district.

  • Promote and proactively implement actionable steps making HCPS a model district for equity and diversity.

Director of Equity and Diversity

Monica Manns, MRC, M.Ed, ABD

(804) 652-3845