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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Equity Diversity and Inclusion logoThe Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Team promotes a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging across the district. We work to create equitable access and opportunity across race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and language.

Jeffco Community Diversity Advisory Council

The Jeffco Community Diversity Advisory Council (CDAC) includes family members, staff, students, and community members who offer advice and support to the district in creating an inclusive environment and improving educational outcomes for our diverse learners. Members will represent the multiple lenses of diversity of Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Community. For more information please see the Community Diversity Advisory Council Interest Form.

Jeffco Student Voice

Jeffco Student Voice is a district-wide initiative that empowers high school students from diverse backgrounds with leadership, cultural awareness, teamwork and advocacy skills. Jeffco Student Voice is a forum for students to collaborate with the Superintendent and other school, district and community leaders create a sustainable movement for social justice in our community through compassionate leadership.

Employee of Color Advisory

The Jeffco Employee of Color Advisory is a group from across the district who meet over the course of the school year to collectively address the needs of Employees of Color in Jeffco.

LGBTQ+ Employee Work Group

The Jeffco LGBTQ+ Work Group is a team from across the district who meet over the course of the school year to collectively address the needs of LGBTQ+ Employees in Jeffco.

Professional Learning

Jeffco Public Schools Equity & Diversity Specialists offer a variety of professional learning opportunities for all Jeffco staff focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Wayne Carle Awards

In 1940 a group of grubby 10 year old campers, on their way back from a week in the mountains, could hardly wait for their promised swim at the local country club. They lined up eagerly at the entrance to the fenced club and began to enter. One of the campers Mary Ota, an Asian American, was stopped and told she could not enter. Without saying a word, her fellow campers all turned around and got back on the bus, their eyes filled with tears at the affront to their friend. One of those campers was ten year old Wayne Carle. Since that incident so many years ago, Dr. Wayne Carle, former Superintendent of Jeffco Schools, has remained devoted to promoting cultural understanding and respect. His impetus for this work generated the Wayne Carle Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity and Equity in Jefferson County Public Schools.

Email [email protected] for more information.


Theo Shaw
Director of Family Partnership & Community Engagement
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