Academic Equity & Access

We believe that every student, staff and community stakeholder should be treated equitably. Our focus is to eliminate disparities among all groups. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Our initial focus is a toolkit for staff providing resources and professional development to understand and address issues of equity and academic excellence across the district. As we get farther in that work, we hope to share stories and details.

If you have questions, please contact us:

Janice Davis, Secretary
253-571-1068 | 

Equity and Academic Excellence​

Tacoma Public Schools Office of Equity and Academic Excellence has a strong vision, mission and goal. We welcome our community stakeholders, parents/guardians and students to join with us in strengthening our collaborative efforts.

Teaching Young Males of Color

The Tacoma Public Schools believes that targeted efforts to improve the performance of young males of color using proven strategies will increase the odds of success for young males of color.

Professional Development & Events​

The Office of Equity and Academic Excellence provides professional development, including, but not limited to cultural awareness, cultural responsive teaching and equitable classroom practices. We also provide access to events in the community that focus on equity goals that benefit the academic and global success of every student.​