UWM alum new diversity and inclusion director at Wauwatosa School District

LaShawnda Holland (UWM MS, Curriculum and Instruction, 2003). Images: logo from wauwatosa.k12.wi.us ; background image from cio.com .
Originally appeared May 23 in the Wauwatosa School District website.
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From Wauwatosa School District

LaShawnda Holland (UWM MS, Curriculum and Instruction, 2003) is the Wauwatosa School District’s director of diversity and inclusion effective July 1.

Holland is an exceptionally dedicated, forward-thinking educator with an incredible record of effective leadership, student results, and family engagement.

She has proven experience in meeting the needs of historically marginalized students and creating equitable yet challenging school conditions in which all students and staff can thrive. In her roles as principal in the Milwaukee Public School District, as well as at Cross Trainers Academy and La Casa de Esperanza Charter School,

Holland demonstrated success in the development of instructional programs focused on academic improvement, strategic transformation and expanding access to critical opportunities.

In addition to her UWM degree, Holland earned a BA from UW-Whitewater and a master of education with an administrative leadership focus from National Louis University.

“I am very excited to join the Wauwatosa School District as the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion,” Holland said. “As a change agent, I will work diligently to ensure that students feel safe, welcomed and represented within their specific schools.

“I plan to work directly with students and families to ensure their voices are heard. My goal is to help the team in the Wauwatosa School District become comfortable with being uncomfortable as we address challenging areas that are hindering student growth.”

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