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Dr. Jordy Sparks

Oceanside Unified School District
Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Jordy Sparks received his education leadership doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in May of 2018, and as newly appointed Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is leading the district's efforts to ensure that all students receive supports needed to graduate, and have access to safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environments.In collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), EPOCH specially-trained professionals, and other local organizations, Dr. Sparks will audit and evaluate district practices and policies regarding equity in student opportunities to access academic support, social/emotional support, and will address obstacles potentially impeding student success.

Trainings and resources relevant to current and local issues regarding equity and inclusion will be provided to staff. Proven outreach programs will continue to support and provide resources for students and families facing challenges. Supports include transitional youth (students experiencing homelessness) and foster youth assistance, truancy/chronic absenteeism solutions, and basic needs support. In addition, students of military families may receive support for deployment and reintegration issues.

OUSD's goal is to provide our diverse community of students with the support needed to attain academic success, experience self-confidence in their sense of belonging, and build a foundation of compassion and community that is respectful of individual differences.