Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • In partnership with students, staff, and the community, West Des Moines Community Schools is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive learning environment where all students and staff can belong and thrive. 

    The district is actively engaged in ongoing equity training and learning opportunities for students and staff. Equity work is supported by equity leads and teams at each of our school buildings.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Highlight

    When Valley High School junior Shreya Joshi noticed that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history was often overlooked, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With help from her teachers and the Monsoon organization where she serves as a youth intern, Joshi produced six AAPI history videos in the style of educational YouTube channel “Crash Course.” 

    Watch Joshi’s AAPI “Crash Course” Videos

  • Contact Us

    Dr. Dau Jok
    Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    515-633-5040

    Gianna Pugliese
    WDMCS Community Education
    Intercultural Outreach Coordinator

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Last Modified on November 28, 2022