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Meet the Team

Photo Credit: Camille Vogel, with thanks to Principal Ben Wardrop & Lloyde High School
DR. PAMELA BROWN, ASST. SUPERINTENDENT OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
 
Pam Brown
Hello, CV Family! 
 
My name is Dr. Pamela Brown, and I am the Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. I have spent the last 22 years in education.  In this time, I have had the pleasure of working at two of the comprehensive sites (Leuzinger and Hawthorne), and am now at the District Office. Over these two decades, I served the district as an English Teacher, AVID teacher and Coordinator, Project Facilitator, Associate Principal, Principal and currently, Assistant Superintendent.  
 
In CVUHSD, I have had the opportunity to work with amazing teachers, students and families. In working with them, I have learned the importance of human relationships and the need for individuals to feel heard, connected, and supported.  As the Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, I am excited that we have a team committed to examining and, where needed, changing our organizational culture so that CVUHSD is a place where stakeholders enjoy the benefits of a diverse workforce and where everyone in the CVUHSD family experiences equity, feels included, and shares a sense of belonging.
 
 
SHAKIRA HOLT, District Equity Coordinator
 
Shakira Holt

BIO: I have spent the better part of the last twenty-two years as a teacher of some sort--from elementary to high school to college to middle school, back to elementary, and then to high school to stay.

 

Twelve of those twenty-two years have been in CV, most often serving as English faculty, including a wonderful but brief time as the Leuzinger English Department Chair. I have also worked outside of the classroom twice. From 2013 to 2015, I served as the Hawthorne High School Dean of Students, and in 2020, I began serving in the role of District Equity Officer. 

 

Since my arrival in CV back in 2009, I can attest that we have made significant strides in improving outcomes for students and families and in providing thoughtful support to assist certified and classified staff in doing their jobs more confidently and knowledgeably, but I don’t think any of us would claim that our gains are so vast that we can afford to take lightly the work yet ahead of us.

 

As District Equity Officer, I have the opportunity to contribute to our continued evolution into an antiracist, anti-elitist, pro-justice, pro-dignity educational institution, and I get to move toward this vision alongside the members of the Equity Team and our certificated and classified colleagues throughout CV. And we all, in turn, get to do this work for and with our students and their families. 

 

I know this is work that matters because it compels me, and so many of us, to offer the very best of ourselves to it each day.

 

To keep up with Equity Opportunities and Events, go to the STAFF page, and click on my profile pic!

JAIME RAPP, Leuzinger Equity Coordinator
 
Jaime Rapp
BIO: I have been teaching English and Drama at Leuzinger High School for the past five years, and I am thrilled to be working as the Site Equity Coordinator this year. Equity work is important to me because I was privileged to attend strong public schools that provided me with the tools and the opportunities I needed to escape a challenging home life. I want to assure that all students at Leuzinger have access to the resources and support they need to be academically, professionally, and personally successful.

 

To keep up with all things Leuzinger Equity, please click on my picture!

 

 

TAMIKA DYSON, Hawthorne Equity Coordinator
 
Tamika Dyson
BIO: My name is Tamika Dyson. I am currently teaching math at Hawthorne HS.

It is my passion to prepare students to reach their potential through student voice, representation and meaningful connections with all school community individuals. My role as an Equity Coordinator will allow me to identify the inequalities and opportunity gaps to better improve diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom. My goal is to promote and support development and advancement for underrepresented groups at my site and district through professional learning and trainings.

 

Stay connected with Hawthorne Equity, click my picture. 

 

 
LINDA LAI, Lloyde Equity Coordinator
 
Linda Lai

BIO: I am an English teacher at Lloyde High School and am in my 18th year at Centinela Valley! Equity ensures we all have access and support to the same opportunities. As educators, we strive for this every day in how we plan and accomplish in the classroom and out. As Lloyde's Equity Site Coordinator, I hope to provide these opportunities for our students to motivate and encourage them to achieve their goals!

We are co-planning and co-teaching with teachers on campus as we revamp curriculum to include culturally relevant pedagogy. We are also starting mentorships with The Movement Enrichment Program to guide students for life after Lloyde, be it college, career, or the military.

 

Site Equity News 

 

We are co-planning and co-teaching with teachers on campus as we revamp curriculum to include culturally relevant pedagogy. We are also starting mentorships with The Movement Enrichment Program to guide students for life after Lloyde, be it college, career, or the military.

 

Site Equity Calendar of Events

This month we have weekly activities during lunchtime for Hispanic Heritage Month. We will learn Salsa and Bachata from a professional dancer, make flower crowns for Dia de Los Muertos, play Loteria, and we have a panel of speakers highlighting successful Latino/a/x/ business owners.

 

 

MANUEL SANDOVAL, Lawndale Equity Coordinator
 
Manuel Sandoval
Bio
Hello! My name is Manuel Sandoval. I am a History teacher at Lawndale High School. Growing up in the community has given me a purpose to stand up for my community. My goal is to create a school culture all kids can relate to and be proud of, where every student is seen, celebrated, challenged, and is proud to be a Cardinal.

 

Site Equity News

Recently, we have begun to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and have been working with our LGBTQ+ students to help them find a voice on campus and stand up to bullying.

 

Site Equity Calendar of Events Dale Fiesta will be held here on the Lawndale campus on Saturday, October 16, and it will be a districtwide celebration of Hispanic/Latinoax Heritage. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to see a huge, unified CV presence that includes students, families, and staff.