Director of Equity Position Approved by the Shorewood School Board

On April 23, the Shorewood School Board approved the District’s proposal for a Director of Equity position. The Director of Equity is a district-level position (reporting to the Superintendent) who provides leadership, communication, guidance, and support to the staff, students, parents, district and building level administration, and community of the Shorewood School District. The position focuses on issues of equity that includes sex, race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, homeless status, handicap or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Director of Equity position entails a number of focused responsibilities in addressing student, parent, staff, and community equity issues affecting the Shorewood School District. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Develop, coordinate and lead the Equity Framework for the District Strategic Plan

2. Evaluate Principals in coordination with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction

3. Administer a budget that effectively allocates resources that assists staff, community members, district level and building level administrators.

4. Provide guidance and support for the implementation of Culturally Responsive Practices
5. Review disaggregated district level minority student performance data in academic and nonacademic areas and work with staff, district level and building level administrators, and community members in order to:
  • a. Understand the data and its implications at the district, building, classroom, and/or student level.
  • Use the data to assist staff, district level and building level administrators, and the Board of      Education in setting measurable, outcome focused goals.
  • Use student performance data to assist staff in designing interventions, evaluating interventions, and using student performance data to drive instructional decisions.
6. Provide consultation and training to staff, district level and building level administrators, Board of Education and community members on issues of equity that affect climate, culture, and educational engagement.

7. Serve as a liaison between the community and school district to develop mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships that assist both the community and school district in meeting the needs of students, parents, staff, and community members surrounding issues of equity.

8. Serve as a member of Superintendent’s Cabinet 9. Assist building level administrators and staff in evaluating and addressing issues of student equity and climate. 10. Assist in the development and planning of community, district, and building professional development offerings that focus on the issue of community, parental, student, and staff equity.
Performance Expectations
1. Assists district and building level staff teams and student teams in the study of issues of equity and how they impact children through examination of performance data to determine their needs through individual and group procedures. (Capacity building)

2. Provides direct services to teams of district level staff, building level staff and students.

3. Develops and implements procedures leading to the maintenance and improvement of educational services to a diverse community and school population.

4. Creates linkages and relationships with community agencies and organizations to assist the school district and community in appropriately addressing issues arising from equity.

5. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent.

This job description has been prepared to assist in evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills and working conditions. It indicates the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the Director of Equity. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Salary Range: $95,000-$105,000
Degree: Bachelor Degree; Masters Degree Preferred
Experience: Three or more years of successful teaching experience; School Administrator Experience preferred
License: Wisconsin Teaching License preferred
To apply for the position, visit and log in to the WECAN site.