Rockwood School District has elevated Brittany Hogan to the new position of district director of educational equity and diversity, Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles announced at the Board of Education
meeting Thursday night.
Hogan, who previously held the position of district coordinator of educational equity and diversity, is entering her eighth year working in Rockwood schools.
"I can't think of another place I'd want to be to start in this role," Hogan said, "helping to love and support the children who are in Rockwood and continue to foster a space of educational equity for the children and the adults that work in the district. There is a lot of work to do, and I'm excited about the work."
Hogan has also served as an equity facilitator and social worker within Rockwood. She and Executive Director of Student Services Dr. Terry Harris are leading the district's efforts in advancing toward the Universal Equity, Opportunity and Access
goals outlined in the Rockwood strategic plan, The Way Forward
"Education is about rewarding people for the hard work they have done," Harris said. "I'd like to thank the Board of Education for having the vision to create a position of this sort and for recognizing the talent, hard work and all the things Brittany brings to this district. She advocates for kids and supports teachers to make sure we're creating an equitable space where everyone can be themselves."
Harris presented a PDFRockwood Educational Equity Resolution
to the board Thursday, which states in part that the district "will continue to relentlessly pursue
systemic improvements to policies, practices and programs and continue to provide
educational opportunities to ensure that every student and staff member, regardless of race,
color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, perceived sexual
orientation, genetic information, marital status, age, national origin, disability or economic
status, can fully realize the district’s mission statement and thrive in the district and beyond."
"The Rockwood School District's work in support of universal equity, opportunity and access is critically important to student success," Miles said. "We look forward to our work together in support of this goal."