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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Committee Meeting DateAgenda Presentation
Jan. 25, 2023Jan. 25, 2023 – AgendaJan. 25, 2023 – Presentation
Feb. 22, 2023Feb. 22, 2023 – AgendaFeb. 22, 2023 – Presentation
March 22, 2023March 22, 2023 – AgendaMarch 22, 2023 – Presentation
April 26, 2023April 26, 2023 – AgendaApril 26, 2023 – Presentation
July 26, 2023July 26, 2023 – AgendaJuly 26, 2023 – Presentation

The purpose of the Leander ISD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is to provide guidance to ensure equity and diversity within Leander ISD. We will work to affect change and support Leander ISD as we take action to eradicate racism, intolerance, and other inequities to promote a more diverse and inclusive culture for all.

More information about the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Reflections & Resources

Currently Reading

  • “The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook” by Sondra Theiderman
  • “Leading from Within: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Lead” by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner
  • “Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice: Building Capacity for Schoolwide Success” by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral
    Reflective Practice Book Study Resources: Chapters 1–4, Chapters 5–8, Chapters 9–13

Recent News

In the inaugural podcast for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – On the Street: A #1LISD Journey – DeWayne Street, the Chief of DEI, invited the recently hired principal for River Ridge Elementary, Dr. Sally Sosa, to speak about her journey and the significance of Hispanic Heritage Month. … Read more
September 26, 2023
LGBTQ+ Month serves as a celebration of diversity, freedom to live authentically, and the acknowledgment of oneself. … Read more
June 21, 2023
Diversity is not just about skin color, it is also about nuance, culture, and history. During Asian-American Pacific Islander Month, teacher Mima Nazarene shares her experience of opportunity and enhancing cultural competency. … Read more
May 17, 2023

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