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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We exist to:

Promote the ways in which diverse perspectives, voices, and lived experiences are included in our pursuit of equitable outcomes. 

To improve the teaching, learning, and work environment through tough conversations, empathy and support, and a desire to have equitable opportunities for each and every person. 

To uplift and celebrate the human dignity and civil rights of all people. 

OUSD Values

Educational Equity: Every student receives the academic, social, and emotional support needed to thrive. Resources are allocated to address achievement and opportunity gaps.

Diversity: Our learning community’s diverse cultural experiences and intellectual variance drives our collective and individual success.

Contact Us

Dr. Jordy Sparks
Executive Director
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Student Supports
jordy.sparks@oside.us

Adriane Vermillion
Administrative Secretary II
avermillion@oside.us
760-966-7802

Myeshia Whigham
Coordinator for DEI & Student Supports
District Liaison for Foster & Transitional Youth
 760-966-7862 
Myeshia.Whigham@oside.us

Sheila Goldsberry
Administrative Secretary I
760-966-7851
sgoldsberry@oside.us

Maria Al Shamma
District Social Worker
LGBTQ Youth Liaison
760-966-4081
maria.alshamma@oside.us

Rosana Martinez
Lead Community
School Coordinator
760-966-7842
rosana.martinez@oside.us

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2080 Mission Ave.