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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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Curriculum information

Lake Orion Community Schools does not teach Critical Race Theory nor the 1619 Project as part of its curriculum. LOCS focuses on cultural proficiency, culturally responsive teaching practices, diversity, equity, inclusion, Social Emotional Learning, and creating “Safe and Brave Spaces” for all groups and individuals.

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DEI Resources

The resources above are provided as information for the Lake Orion Community Schools community. The posting does not indicate a district endorsement of the resources or the content within each link.

LOCS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) District Committee

Elementary Coordinator


Carpenter Elementary

Jessica Ligrow


High School Coordinator

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Lake Orion High School

Derek Delzer


Committee Members

Morgan Goethals

Lake Orion High School

Morgan Tinnion


Blanche Sims Elementary

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Tricia O'Donnell

Andrea Wayne

Andrea Wayne



Paint Creek Elementary

Dan Mattar


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Orion Oaks Elementary

Jennifer Carpus

Norman Wright

Norman Wright

Middle Level Coordinator

Ryan Dawley

Oakview Middle School

Ryan Dawley


Committee Members

Jennifer SMith

Learning Options High School

Jennifer Smith


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Waldon Middle School

Gabe Whiteley


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Scripps Middle School

Melissa Dalton



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Morgan Rendell


Shannon St. Dennis

Stadium Drive Elementary

Shannon St. Dennis


Melissa Berndt

Webber Elementary

Melissa Berndt