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Leander ISD commits to providing equitable educational access and opportunity for every student every day. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks to achieve this by professionally developing staff along the continuum of reflective practice, using data to address educational gaps and to improve access and opportunity for all students. This office focuses on calling people into the conversation, not calling people out, as this is the best way to achieve unity of effort and to benefit all.

Meet DeWayne Street, LISD Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Reflections & Resources

Currently Reading

  • “The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook” by Sondra Theiderman
  • “Leading from Within: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Leader” by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Seribner
  • “Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice: Building Capacity for Schoolwide Success” by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral
    Reflective Practice Book Study Resources

Recent News

The Leander ISD Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is seeking applications to join the DEI Advisory Committee for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year and to continue into the 2023-24 school year.  We are seeking additional members to join the Committee for two-year terms.  The DEI Advisory Committee works with the Chief of […] … Read more
November 15, 2022
🍂 As we flip the calendar to November, we are so thankful for an amazing student body that exhibits the grit and tenacity it takes to be exceptional! This issue of The Compass includes * a special message from Supt. Gearing imploring the LISD community to make their voice heard and go vote ; * teachers from abroad through the Spirit Cultural Exchange Program, * sending off 2 high school marching bands and cross country runners from 5 high schools as they compete at the state level; and much, much more. … Read more
November 2, 2022
As we observe Native American History Month this year, I ask that we reflect on the legacy of Native Americans in this nation as well as their continuing challenge to be visible. How do we see the individual so that we may honor the individual? … Read more
November 1, 2022

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