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.”
Dr. Dau Jok
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
WDMCS Community Education
Intercultural Outreach Coordinator
School and District News
WDMCS Explores DEI Districtwide at Equity Lead Summit (4/6/2023)
April 6, 2023 | WDMCS equity leads and administrators developed goals to create the conditions for equity at a summit on March 30, 2023.
WDMCS Seeking AmeriCorps Members (01/06/2023)
Jan. 6, 2023 | WDMCS, in partnership with Clive Community Services and the Clive Public Library, is seeking two people to serve in the Welcome English AmeriCorps program!
Attend the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Introduction Jan. 10 (1/5/2023)
Jan. 5, 2023 | You are invited to join WDMCS for a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) community introduction event on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
WDMCS Holds Forums on Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (11/22/2022)
Nov. 22, 2022 | WDMCS will hold forums on the equal employment opportunity and affirmative action plan Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.
WDMCS Students Connect With Equity Leads at Fall Retreat (11/02/2022)
Nov. 2, 2022 | WDMCS students shared their experiences with equity leads and district administrators at a retreat on Sept. 29, 2022.
WDMCS Celebrates Welcoming Week (09/12/2022)
Sept. 12, 2022 | WDMCS celebrates Welcoming Week Sept. 12-16.