Equity Council

The DEI director serves as chair of the division’s Equity Council, which is comprised of community members, school board members, business partners, teachers, parents, and students. The council meets bi-monthly to discuss equity efforts, needs and actions of the division and community. The council monitors the division’s progress toward meeting diversity/equity goals and provides feedback to impact future action. The council also host an annual student showcase that highlights the minority and gender achievement clubs throughout the division and community.


Chair: LaQuiche R. Parrott, Ed.D., Director, Office of Opportunity and Achievement
Sharon Felton, VBCPS School Board Member
Jessica Owens, VBCPS School Board Member
Sharon Babbs, VBCPS Staff
Tammie Maury-Huff, VBCPS Staff
M. Gay Thomas, VBCPS Staff
John E. Mueller, VBCPS Retired Staff
Dr. Paula Johnson, VBCPS Principal
Tennille Bowser, VBCPS Principal
Adrian Day, VBCPS Staff
Eva Poole, VB Community Member (Library Services)
William Johnsen, VBCPS Staff (DTAL) Retired must replace
Anne Glenn-Zeljeznjak, VBCPS Staff (Human Resources)
Bernard Platt, VBCPS Staff (Human Resources)
Ron Taylor, VB Community Member (Men of Faith/Human Rights Commission)
Tammie Mullins-Rice, VB Community Member (Self-Employed)
JoAnn Baxter, VBCPS Retired Staff
Deidre Love, VB Community Member (Teens with a Purpose)
Sebrina Lindsay-Law, VBCPS Staff
Michele Powell, VBCPS Staff
Tina Cerja, VBCPS Staff


Equity Observances (By Month)

  • September – National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October – Disability History and Awareness Month
  • November – National Native American Heritage Month
  • December – National Human Rights Month
  • January – National Mentoring Month
  • February – Black History Month
  • March – Women’s History Month
  • April – Autism Awareness Month
  • May – National Mental Health Month
  • June – Juneteenth