Equity Services

Equity Services

Equity Services supports the development of inclusive learning environments to ensure high achievement for every learner. In order to accomplish these goals, the district creates and follows an Achievement and Integration Plan that provides staff development, student support, and diverse curricular activities. 

The Minnesota Department of Education has required that all racially diverse and adjoining districts design and implement a plan to address the achievement gap. We will achieve this goal as a district by developing cultural awareness in our staff and students, providing equitable academic opportunities and support, and increasing student and family engagement. The A&I plan details on how we will reach this goal.

2017-2020 Achievement and Integration Plan

American Indian Education is dedicated to the success of our native students.  Our mission is to provide academic and cultural support to American Indian students based on American Indian values, culture and language.

Upcoming Parent Advisory Committee Meetings:

  • September 11, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • March 11, 2020
  • May (date tentative), 2020

Communications:

Lakeville Area Schools’ American Indian Education offers various ways to stay in touch with programming and events!
  • Twitter: The official American Indian Education Twitter, @ISD194E,  posts about community events as well as events sponsored by Lakeville Area Schools’ American Indian Education. 
  • Email: If you are a parent and would like to be added to the Parent Email list please contact Margaret Wolf at margaret.wolf@isd194.org.

Indian Education Resources:

FAQs:

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES?
Any student who is recognized by the state or federally as American Indian. Usually this is associated with the child, a parent, or a grandparent being enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
HOW MUCH DO SERVICES COST?
The services provided through American Indian Education are free.
HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILDREN IN LAKEVILLE AREA SCHOOLS’ AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION?
We request you fill out 506 Form.
WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT A 506 FORM FOR MY CHILDREN?
This form helps us obtain federal and state grant money which funds our programs ensuring that they are free for students.
If you are interested in being involved with the American Indian Education please contact:

Margaret Wolf
American Indian Liaison
Margaret.Wolf@isd194.org
651-232-5044

Multi-District Collaborative Council 

The Multi-District Collaborative Council (MDCC) was formed to develop and sustain the joint district Achievement and Integration Plan for ISD 194 and ISD 191. The MDCC is comprised of staff from both districts as well as community members. The council meets twice a year. 

2019-2020 Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at Burnsville, MN
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at Lakeville, MN

Equity Steering Committee 

The ESC will support ISD 194 in it’s designing, facilitating, and implementing a 3-5 year equity plan that will outline strategies to support our equity journey by using the Achievement and Integration (A&I) plan as a guiding tool. The A&I Plan is a joint effort between ISD #191 and Lakeville Area Schools to support the closing of the achievement gap amongst our students of color.

If you are interested in being involved with MDCC please contact:

Lydia Lindsoe
Equity Coordinator/ AVID Director
Lydia.Lindsoe@isd194.org
952-232-2067

Welcome to Equity Services Resources. Here you will find articles, videos, podcasts, book recommendations and more. It is our hope that our resources page serves as a place for further learning around cultural competency, equity, and justice.

Equity Services Resource Guide

Equity Library Collection:

Equity Services provides a variety of texts for different ages and backgrounds. If you wish to read some of the books in the Equity Library, please contact one of the School Success Liaisons. To view the books offered please click this link.

Multicultural Books

Latin American Books
Social Justice Books
Diversity
Muslims
Reading Diversity

Multimedia Resources

Video

Colorblind or Colorbrave - Mellody Hobson
Ensuring Educational Equity for All Students

Podcasts

Cultural Responsive Teaching
Cult of Pedagogy - J. Gonzalez
Pushing the Edge - Bill Ivey

Resources

Re-Imagine MN
10 MN Commitments
Common Terms
Teaching Tolerance
Equity in Education
NEA Diversity Toolkit
Edutopia - Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

LGBTQ

Youth LGBTQ
Growing up LGBTQ

Why Pronouns?

How to Tell Your Parents That Gender Pronouns Matter
Support of Gender Inclusive Pronouns
Why I Put Pronouns on my Email Signature
Dear (Cis) People Who Put Your Pronouns On Your "Hello My Name Is" Name Tags

Lydia Lindose
Equity Coordinator/AVID Director
lydia.lindsoe@isd194.org
952-232-2067

   

Haugen Kaetchen Kaetchen Haugen
Equity Specialist
kaetchen.haugen@isd194.org
952-232-2111

   

Huda Ali
School Success Liaison
huda.ali@isd194.org
952-232-3999 vm: 2066

   

Cassandra Fernandez de Castro
School Success Liaison
cassandra.fernandezdecastro@isd194.org
952-232-2075

   

Hugo Munoz
School Success Liaison
hugo.munoz@isd194.org
952-232-2065

   

Regina Smith
School Success Liaison
regina.smith@isd194.org
612-440-8828

   

Margaret Wolf
American Indian Liaison
margaret.wolf@isd194.org
651-783-2765

   

Amy Bercich
Teaching and Learning Assistant
amy.bercich@isd194.org
952-232-2032

The Equity Department is excited to offer on-going professional development for staff throughout the school year.

Our goal is to provide training for staff in order to build cognizance of and acquire learning about cultural competency and equity as it pertains to ourselves, the educational system, and most importantly the students we serve. We offer this in hopes of creating learning environments that are safe, encouraging, and equitable communities that meet the needs of all our students.

Please reach out to Kaetchen Haugen with any questions around Equity Professional Development.

Kaetchen Haugen
Equity Specialist
kaetchen.Haugen@isd194.org
952-232-2111

PELSB Cultural Competency Requirements

  • Racial, Cultural, and Socioeconomic
  • Religious Diversity
  • Systemic Racism
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Language Diversity
  • American Indian and Alaskan Native Students
  • Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns

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