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OXFORD — Clear Creek Amana Community School District added its first director of diversity, equity, inclusion and culture, and certified school culture advocates at each building for the 2021-22 school year.
Angelica Brothers, the new director, will work to develop and implement programs, initiatives and training to support equity, inclusion and diversity in to the district.
“I’ve experienced firsthand the challenges that growth can bring, both as a student and an educator,” Brothers said in a news release. “I’ve witnessed the immense benefits that a diverse, inclusive and culturally competent environment creates for students, staff and the community. I’m excited to share those experiences within our schools.”
Each certified school culture advocate will receive training from Iowa Safe Schools paid for by the district and will work closely with the diversity, equity, inclusion and culture director.
Brothers hopes to ensure all students have an “equitable experience” during their time in the district.
“All of our students and staff deserve the opportunity to learn, work and grow in an environment where they are welcomed, valued, respected and represented,” Brothers said.
Brothers previously served as an English language teacher at Northwest Junior High School in Iowa City. Brothers served on the building’s instructional leadership team, building equity team and Martin Luther King Day Celebration committee.
During the 2020-21 school year, she founded and served as the Latino Student Union sponsor at Northwest Junior High.
Brothers was raised in West Liberty and is a third-generation Mexican American.
She was recognized by the League of United Latin American Citizens 308 for her role in founding the first-ever League of United Latin American Citizens 308 education committee. She identified and worked to address inequalities students were facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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