The Omaha Public Schools in enriched by its diversity.  Differences are respected, celebrated, and valued.  We envision and intend that diversity be seamlessly woven into every facet of the District.  We will embrace a diverse student and staff population by providing a culturally responsive and inclusive environment that supports success and safety, fosters respect, while preparing for students to live, learn and work together productively in a global community. 



Contact Information

Barry Thomas
Director of Equity and Diversity
OPS HR - Equity and Diversity Office
Phone: 531-299-9584

Book List

OPSEquityDiversity Book Club

OPSEquityDiversity Book Club
1 member

These are great books for examining the multiple narratives and perspectives of our great and diverse world.

Books we've read

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student

The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change

Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

The Power of People: Four Kinds of People Who Can Change Your Life

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

It's Not Complicated! What I Know for Sure About Helping Our Students of Color Become Successful Readers

The Skin That We Speak : Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing

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