• three figure with head at equal level District Equity Team

    Fremont Unified School District is committed to ensuring academic success for every student and to achieving our district Goal: Establish partnerships with our families and community to increase academic success for all students.

    As part of the Fremont’s ongoing strategic improvement efforts, the district has formed a District Equity Team to help develop an equity plan focused on closing achievement and opportunity gaps for students. Like many districts across the region, state, and nation, Fremont Unified sees evidence of achievement and opportunity gaps in its data.

    • Achievement gaps refer to any significant, persistent disparities in academic performance between groups of students, based on income level, race, or program participation.
    • Opportunity gaps refer to gaps in access to resources, programs.

    Throughout the 2017-18 school year, the district worked to provide staff professional development, and to refine our district's policies to prevent harassment. The District Equity Team will help make recommendations to the District regarding the effectiveness of the district’s anti-harassment program for all students in the District.

    The District Equity Team consists of 20 members and will include district staff, community representatives, parents and students. Team members have been selected based upon geographic location and representation of the diverse population of the City of Fremont. The District Equity Team reviews and discusses data, prioritizes action steps, and advises on the development of the district’s equity plan. Team members have commited to a two-year term.

    Thank you to everyone who joined the District Equity Team, Team contact Dr. DiShawn Givens, Educational Equity Coordinator, at dgivens@fremont.k12.ca.us or (510) 657-2350, Ext. 12371.

    District Equity Team meetings will be held on a quarterly basis on the following Mondays:
    December 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    February 5, 2018 from 4:30‐6:30 p.m.
    May 7, 2018 from 4:30‐6:30 p.m. OR May 21, 2018 from 6:00‐8:00 p.m.
    October 10, 2018 from 4:30‐6:30 p.m. Agenda and Notes
    December 11, 2018 from 4:30‐6:30 p.m. Agenda and Notes
    January 8, 2019 from 4:30‐6:30 p.m. Meeting was cancelled
    March 12, 2019 from 4:30‐6:30 p.m.

    All meetings will be held at the Fremont Unified District Office in the Professional Development (PD) Room - 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538


  • Equity Team Members

    Name Position
    Kim Kelly Director Curriculum & Instruction
    Christie Rocha Director Federal & State
    Sherman Holmes School Counselor
    Carl Bullard SPED
    Laura Guajara Instructional Coach
    Lisa Huggins Instructional Coach
    Ury Gonzales Teacher
    Rosalyn Luo Teacher
    Christina Arroyo Elementary Principal
    Linda Anderson Elementary Principal
    Shakira Durham Psychologist
    Mei-feng Howell Teacher
    Lakshmi Balasubramanian Inclusion SPED
    Ethan Chin Student
    Fahria Khan Parent
    Bhargac Cherukuri Parent
    Pati Carrera Parent
    Nessa Julian Parent
    Annie Stamatakos Parent
    Olga Tymoshchuk Parent
    Rachelle Currie Parent
    Officer Snelson Community Member
    Sister Marie Annette Burkart Community Member
    Rabbi Fuss Community Member
    Ish Amitoj Kaur Community Member
Last Modified on February 8, 2019