Welcome to the Office of Equity and Partnerships. Our office leads the District's work in the areas of equity policy & practice, equity professional development, school climate & discipline, and business & educational partnerships.
Portland Public Schools is committed to academic excellence and personal success for all students. Central to this commitment is educational equity. Our office leads the cultural transformation of Portland Public Schools - the changes in policy, people, and practice necessary to create a culturally responsive organization that ensures the success of every student by name. This work is necessary to prepare every student to navigate and compete in a culturally rich society and global economy.
In order to better serve our students and families, we partner with a wide variety of organizations, from small local non-profits to large national corporations. As a school district, we seek to provide the best possible education and in-school experience for our students. We could not do this without our talented and generous partners.
Lolenzo T. Poe, Jr.
Chief Equity and Diversity Officer, Director of Partnership Development