The Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a primary resource for our GCS community. Our work is critical for our district to operate in alignment with our mission, vision, and values, through an educational equity lens. We offer professional learning and development with curated courses and coaching centered on educational equity. We facilitate resource development; perform policy review; analysis and development to ensure that equity is infused throughout the district’s processes, i.e., student assessments, curriculum facilitation, and communications with our multidisciplinary support staff and teachers.
The Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to announce our fall interns. Join us in welcoming Makayla Williams, Elizabeth Yow, and Angie Ydrovo. Read more about them and their interests below!
My name is Makayla Williams and I am a senior BSW student at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro. I have lived in NC for 7 years but my roots and family are from Tuscaloosa Alabama (Roll Tide!). In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Recently I’ve also grown a love for travel. I am ABSOLUTELY obsessed with the color pink and my adorable Shih-Tzu, Chanel.
My name is Angie Ydrovo and I am a student at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am currently entering my last year for my Bachelors in School Social Work and I have a minor in Spanish. My parents are from Colombia, South America but I was born and raised in the United States. As someone who takes great pride in my own cultural history, I am so excited to be beginning my internship in helping to promote a "Culture of Equity" in Guilford County Schools!My name is Elizabeth Yow and I am in my senior year at UNC Charlotte getting my Bachelor of Social Work. I also plan to obtain my Master of Social Work straight after. I am a non-traditional student, being an older adult, and a first-generational student. This makes me passionate about education and advocating for further education for everyone. My passion in my career (and personal life) is advocating and educating others on issues pertaining to people who are a part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and/or the BIPOC community. My goal with my degree in social work is to become a counselor and eventually have my own practice where I help these communities and focus on their mental health and wellbeing. I am excited to be here at GCS because I can apply my personal knowledge as well as educate myself towards learning more about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
120 Franklin Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: 336-370-3284 Ext 717101
Rodney H. Wilds
Executive Director, Equity in Student Achievement
Stephen Bell, MSW (Lumbee)
American Indian Education Coordinator
336-370-3284 Ext. 717102 (office)