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Commitment to Equity

Scientific evidence supports, and any educator worth their salt can confirm, that students from disadvantaged backgrounds or those who have special learning challenges require more resources, energy, and time to educate.

"Equal" and "equitable" are related terms, but they are different. In an educational context, equal means everyone gets the same. Equitable means students get what they need to have a shot at success.

Jeffco Public Schools has challenges around equity when it comes to funding, facilities, and available supports and we will never be a truly great system unless all our students have an opportunity to realize their full potential.

Theory of Action

IF Jeffco Public Schools develops and uses resources (talent/support/funding/facilities) equitably, THEN students from under-served populations (FRL, Minority, SPED, ELL) will develop to their full academic, career, and social potential.


  • By the 2022 school year, students identified as under-served will increase academic and career readiness as demonstrated by growth in at least the 55th percentile on the (P)SAT. 

  • By the 2022 school year, students identified as under-served will increase social readiness as demonstrated by an average response of 3.75 on the Make Your Voice Heard (MYVH) survey.  

Tactic Team

Dave Kollar (Tactic Lead) - Director, Student Engagement
David Bell - Director, Employment Services
Dr. Carol Eaton - Executive Director, Instructional Data Services
Eric Everding - Achievement Director
Jason Firestone - Manager, Student Engagement Office
Maggie Guntren - ESL/Dual Language Resource Teacher
Jessica Havens - Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Jodi Novy - Director, Special Education
Tim Reed - Executive Director, Facilities
Linda Reyes - Director, Title 1
Arianne Rivera - Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Magali Saez-Cox - Coordinator, Instructional Coaches
Nicole Stewart - Director, Budget and Treasury
Celeste Sultze - Achievement Director
David Weiss - Principal, Westgate Elementary


Commitment to Equity BOE Stocktake_6.7.18

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