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Equity

In 2012, we established the Equity Promise:

Mounds View Public Schools is committed to preparing all students for opportunities of their choice after high school, whether they choose college, a trade school, technical college, the military or employment.

The Equity Promise states:

  • Programs and services will be in place at all schools to ensure that race, gender, class and disability will not predict students’ success in Mounds View Public Schools.
  • Student academic performance will not fall into patterns identifiable by factors such as race, ethnicity, English language proficiency, socio-economic status and disability.
  • The school that a student attends will not be the predictor of his/her school success.

In 2020, we established a goal to update and renew the Equity Promise through the following strategies:

  • Establish a District Equity Council. 
  • Improve and enhance supports for people of color and other underrepresented students with a focus on college and career planning. 
  • Establish annual training for staff in the areas of anti-racism, implicit bias, equity and inclusion. 
  • Redesign curriculum and materials to be more culturally responsive and to include absent narratives. 
  • Review systems and structures for placement of students into courses. 
  • Review District policies and regulations through the lens of anti-racism. 
  • Increase the number of staff of color across our workforce.

Educational Equity Staff

Jason Knighton-Johnson

Jason Knighton-Johnson

Titles: Director of Educational Equity
Locations: District Center
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 651-621-6068
Cori Thompson

Cori Thompson

Titles: Principal on Special Assignment
Locations: District Center
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 651-621-6075
Joel Brown

Joel Brown

Titles: Equity Specialist
Locations: Chippewa Middle School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 651-621-6498
Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Titles: Equity Specialist
Locations: Highview Middle School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 651-621-6736
Chinedum Oji

Chinedum Oji

Titles: Equity Specialist
Locations: Mounds View High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 651-621-7225
Omega Smith

Omega Smith

Titles: Equity Specialist
Locations: Edgewood Middle School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 651-621-6623