Equity and Diversity

  • The Department of Equity helps the Iowa City Community School District fulfill our commitment and obligation not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or socioeconomic status in our educational programs, activities, or employment practices. We help to keep students, parents, and District staff informed about their civil rights and responsibilities under the law.

    Please direct any equity-related questions to:
    Eric Howard
    Director of Equity and Employee Relations
    Howard.Eric@iowacityschools.org (319) 688-1000.

Equity Newsletter

Meet Our Team

  • Eric Howard
    Eric Howard
    Director of Equity and Employee Relations
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    Laura Cottrell-Gray
    Director of Diversity and
    Cultural Responsiveness
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    Luke Dillon
    Luke Dillon 
    Assistant Director of Equity and Instruction and Principal of ICCSD K-12 OLP
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    Carmen Gwenigale
    Leadership Fellow
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    Equity Specialist
    Charita Martin
    Equity Coordinator
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    Brad Kelly
    Restorative Justice Coordinator
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    Fred Newell
    L.E.A.D. Project Director
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    Andrea Jayne
    Andrea Jayne 
    Equity Specialist
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