Equity Advisory Council

From people and programs to policies and processes – Eastern Carver County Schools is taking action to improve our work in driving towards an equitable school community. All students and families must feel valued, respected and understood, and this work requires more intentional and proactive strategies around diversity and inclusion. We have recently concluded engagement in more than 50 feedback sessions with a variety of constituents on a draft of our district’s equity vision to define the “what” and the “why” of this work as well as a framework to define the “how.” Equity in Eastern Carver County Schools is our collective responsibility and can only be achieved by mutual accountability.

Our district has established an Equity Advisory Council to provide direction and leadership as well as serve as a lens to Eastern Carver County Schools in implementing change. The council will help develop broad ownership of the work to become a more welcoming, culturally competent and equitable school district.

Upcoming Equity Advisory Council Meetings


Monday, March 30, 2020
6-7:30 p.m.
District Education Center / Lake Riley Meeting Room

Monday, May 11, 2020
6-7:30 p.m.
District Education Center / Lake Riley Meeting Room

Equity Advisory Council Members

District Staff Members

Madina Abshir

Nate Burkett

Tonya Coleman

Nat Colley

Jenna Cruz

Stacie Destin

Katherine Dufresne

Kari Fritsch

David Fuller-Rueschman

Maria Holloway

Donta Hughes

Juanedra Jenkins

Donzel Leggett

Arika Mareck

Stacey Nelson-Kumar

Ulises Rodriguez

Yvette Scanlon

Kara Thom

Jennifer Welvaert

Clint Christopher

Celi Haga

Jackie Johnston

Amy LaDue

Keith Brooks