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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council

"Our Purpose: To Support the Inclusivity and Engagement in Union’s Culture by 100% of the Union Community"
Union Public Schools

To contact the DEI Council, please email [email protected].


  • DEI Council serves as an advising/recommending group to senior leadership
  • Supports Union’s core values to foster healthy relationships in a learning environment in which:
    • All community members are highly valued.
    • All community members are respected.
  • Promote and advocate for opportunities for underrepresented members to support a diverse community at all levels
  • Conducts analysis of the state of belonging of Union community
    • Quantitative
      • Conducts data analysis
    • Qualitative
      • Listens to experiences and expressed needs of Union community
  • Create Awareness of inclusive and engagement efforts
    • Celebrate successes and happenings of belonging
    • Address perceptions of community
  • Identifies barriers to inclusivity and engagement
    • Makes recommendations of action/initiatives to applicable leaders
  • Monitor and report progress of inclusivity and engagement initiative recommendations
  • Maintain and advocate for student, parent, and staff voice
  • Assist in aligning district initiatives with inclusivity and engagement
  • Remain organic and dynamic based on needs of community




Title, Location

Todd Nelson, Co-Chair

Sr. Exec. Director of Research, Design, and Assessment, ESC

James Cooper, Co-Chair

Assistant Principal, HS

Elizabeth Benavides

EL Secondary Lead, UFA and High School

Kim Berns

Principal, Grove

Frank Brazwell

Senior Transportation Lead, Transportation

John Chargois

Principal, HS

Fatme El Naddaf

Elementary EL Coach, Grove

Twytinna Gardner

Counselor, Ochoa

Chanda Gibson

CCC Counselor, HS

Adrian Gomez

Band Instructor, Secondary

Wen Guo

Building Engineer, Moore

Dulce Jimenez

Certified Hiring Supervisor, HR

Brittney Johnson

Social Studies Teacher, HS

Scott Pennington

Director of Hope - Guidance - SEL, ESC

Amanda Peregrina

District Bilingual Liaison, ESC

Myriam Puleo

Homeless Liaison, Enrollment Center

Lan Quach

Custodian, 6th/7th

Lindsay Smith

Principal, Moore

Mila Trujillo

Assistant Principal, 6th/7th

Mike Yip

District Chef, ESC


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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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