Equity & Diversity
The mission of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Opportunities is to intentionally foster institutional equity, diversity and inclusion. This includes raising awareness, providing strategies, identifying opportunities and developing viable tools that bring to life the vision of inclusive excellence, both in our schools and community.
The vision of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Opportunities is to lead among peers as a learning and workplace environment that represents our national and global societies, and accepts and values everyone, both in word and deed.
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Opportunities is committed to building an inclusive and diverse school community. We understand that every student and staff member — whatever their race; gender; age; ethnicity; cultural heritage or nationality; religious or family structure; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic and ability status — has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the HCPS community.
History is alive at Trevvett Elementary School. Fourth grade students selected an African American to research, report and showcase for the school’s ” African American History Museum.”
Message From Our Director, Dr. Monica Manns
Diversity – Inclusivity
Inclusive education recognizes that students need cultural knowledge about themselves and others. More than ever before, students need to see themselves reflected in their learning environment, as well as appreciate someone else’s worldview. The ability to see the world from one’s own viewpoint and another’s at the same time allows us to perceive the world in three dimensions.
The Equity and Diversity Department is particularly focused on ensuring that our instruction provides opportunities for students to see the world in three dimensions. This strengthens our society, ensuring a cohesion which embraces the fundamental values of America.
This program brings together student representatives from each of the high schools in Henrico County who are charged with launching initiatives to advance equity in their schools. Listen to learn more about the impact that this program is already making across the division in its inaugural year, as well as how they plan to build on that momentum. Hosted by David Naff Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium (MERC) Assistant Director.
Equity & Diversity Advisory Committee
Member Names and Subcommittees
Tonia Churchwell: Communications
April Johnson: Communications
Jerry Zhang: Communications
Joelle Young: Diversity
Paule “a” Houng Beke: Diversity
Sallie Havey: Diversity
Steve Burner: Diversity
Dvora Courtland: Diversity
Jose Florez: Diversity
Christina Tillery: Equity
Erika Carson: Equity
Jeanne McKeon: Equity
Randall Mangrum: Equity
Rebecca Field: Equity
Stephanie Williams: Equity
Tanika Lawson: Equity
Ali Akbor: Equity
Founkou Djoendia: One Henrico
Noora Ramadan: One Henrico
Amanda Schneck: One Henrico
Price Davis: One Henrico
Have a concern or complaint?
Henrico County Public Schools is committed to nondiscrimination. If you are aware of an incident that does not support this commitment, please fill out our Equity & Diversity (Inclusivity) Concerns Form. School division staff members responsible for inquiries about nondiscrimination policies will respond.