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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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