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Educational Equity

Students and a teacher in beautiful dresses
assistant principal Erin Nelson speaks with students at the Historically Black College and Universities

The Department of Educational Equity maintains a collaborative commitment to racial equity and educational excellence for each scholar in Osseo Area Schools. We work to remove systemic barriers and create equitable, effective, and innovative learning environments where the race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity of each scholar is valued and contributes to successful educational outcomes. 


We envision a system without racially and linguistically predictable disparities that empowers every scholar to achieve their dreams and actively contribute their brilliance to an inclusive global society.

Educational Equity Leadership

Duane Wardally
Director, Department of Educational Equity 
(763) 391-7124
Nanette Morgan
AESP, Department of Educational Equity
(763) 391-7249
Mercedes Clark
Equity Coordinator:
Excellence in Equity, Special Projects
(763) 315-9793
Shana Kwatampora
Equity Coordinator:
Excellence in Equity, Secondary
 (763) 315-9764
Cha Yang 
Equity Coordinator:
Excellence in Equity, Elementary
(763) 315-9768
Vanessa Gill
Equity Coordinator:
Family and Community Engagement
(763) 391-7088
Kiersten Nicholson
Equity Coordinator:
Multilingual Learning
(763) 391-7074
Ethan Neerdaels
Equity Coordinator:
American Indian Education
(763) 391-7168