• EQUITY STATEMENT:

    In Asheville City Schools we are committed to equity and anti-racist policies for all students and staff to learn, discover and thrive. We recognize that our positions come with power, responsibility, and public service for the entire ACS community. We will model our commitment to equity through our practices and decisions. During this meeting, we invite a pause if harm has taken place, a moment to name the harm, and space to practice repair.

    WORKING DEFINITION: 

    Equity is a sustained practice that removes structural barriers to opportunity and resources, and results in the erasure of bias and disproportionate student outcomes based on race (centering Black, Latine, Asian, Indigenous, and Multiracial), ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language of origin, disability, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In Asheville City Schools, we are committed to equity and anti-racist policies for all students and staff to learn, and thrive. We will model our commitment to equity through our decisions and actions. 

     

    Equity Steps

    The Equity Steps for ACS: 

     

    Asset-Based Thinking

  • Marta Alcala

    Marta Alcalá

    Executive Director of Equity/ Community Engagement 
    office: (828) 350-6162
    marta.alcala@acsgmail.net

    • District Equity Team  
    • Parent Teacher Organization
    • Core Organizer Racial Equity Institute
    • Marvelous Math Club 
    • Motheread 

     

  • Meet Our Team

    • Amanda Rigsby, Transportation

    • Dr. Kim Dechant, Chief of Staff

    • Kim Jones, Administrative to Superintendent

    • Gretchen Ross, Montford North Star Academy 

    • Pamela Washington, Asheville High

    • Ian Nelson, Testing & Accountability 

    • Amy Powchak, Early intervention Instructional coach

    • LeVette Campbell, District Lead School Social Worker
    • Trinette Ruff Beck, Mental Health

    • Dr. Mark Dickerson, Assistant Superintendent 

    • Cassandra Wells, Claxton 

    • Dr. Randall Johnson, ECA

    • Copland Rudolph, Ed. Of ACSF

    • Jasmine Washington, REAP Coordinator 

    • Kim Robinson, Ed of Student Services

    • Jesse Warren, Board of Education 

    • Marta Alcala, Executive Director of Equity

    • George Sieburg, Board of Education

    • Matt Whiteside, Curriculum & Instruction 

    • Norma Hawes, Lucy S. Herring 

    • Allana Wagner, Student Services

    • Shenekia McDaniels, Ira. B Jones

    • Sybil Jefferson, Asheville High 

    • Tanya Presha, Curriculum & Instruction 

    • Ann O’Brien, Literacy Coach

    • Ximena Smith,  Lucy S. Herring 

    • Carmen Mangum, Isaac Dickson

    • Blair Johnston, Asheville Middle

    • Nicole Cush, SILSA

    • Rebecca Strimmer, Board of Education

    • Liza Kelly, Board of Education