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 summer interns. Join us in welcoming Alexis Wood, Cierra LeGrand, Keishawn Terry, and Theresa Higgins. Read more about them and their interests below!
Alexis Wood: I am a rising junior from Charleston, South Carolina studying Biology and Biology Education within the NCA&Teach STEM Scholar’s Program at North Carolina A&T State University. Upon receiving my bachelor’s degree in Biology and my master’s degree of Arts in Teaching, I want to combine my background in STEM and education to pursue a career in Public Health. I am excited to intern with the GCS Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to actively change how diversity is implemented and appreciated within education. Our work will make a lasting impact on generations of students and the community. The knowledge, connections, and confidence I will gain from this internship will benefit me greatly as I enter my career. I am so thankful to the GCS community, Ms. Jasmine Getrouw-Moore, Mr. Stephen Bell, and my fellow interns for this amazing opportunity.
Cierra LeGrand: I am a rising junior at North Carolina A&T as a criminal justice and political science student. I am passionate about equal education opportunities, as well as restructuring the systems that continue to oppress those who look like me. I am happy to be an intern under DEI, which is allowing me to get firsthand experience and knowledge with an organization that aligns with my future career goals.
Keishawn A. Terry: I am a rising junior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. I am majoring in English, Secondary Education for my bachelor’s degree. After obtaining my bachelor’s and a potential master’s degree in Education, I will pursue my Doctorate in Philosophy. I chose to intern with DEI because I want to be a part in their efforts to challenge the norms in education. I want to network with local leaders who are eradicating all forms of systemic discrimination. I want to align myself with peers with that same transformative spirit.
Theresa T. Higgins: has been an educator in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System for 5 years, with experience as an instructor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Guilford Technical Community College. Higgins holds a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University in Africana Studies, A Master of Arts in English and African American Literature, from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Teaching from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, graduating Spring of 2022. Her passions include Restorative Justice Practices in Education and Alternative forms of Discipline, Educational Equity, and literacy development. Aside from educating her favorite roles are that of mom and wife. Her favorite quote is from Malcolm X, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
120 Franklin Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Rodney H. Wilds
Executive Director, Equity in Student Achievement
Stephen Bell, MSW (Lumbee)
American Indian Education Coordinator
336-370-3284 Ext. 717105 (office)