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Office of Equity

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Equity was established in 2018 to advance educational equity throughout CPS. Although our district has made historic academic gains, we must focus on eliminating the unacceptable opportunity gaps that still remain for our students of color, English Learners, limited-income students, and diverse learners.

Supporting the District’s Vision

We know that while talent is distributed evenly across our schools, opportunity is not. Our district can only truly succeed once every student receives the support they need and access to the high-quality education they deserve. Equity means championing the individual cultures, talents, abilities, languages, and interests of every CPS student by ensuring they receive the necessary opportunities and resources to meet their unique needs and aspirations. Our top priority of equity aligns with the CPS Five-Year Vision, which outlines our district’s values and goals, and affirms that every decision we make must be filtered through an equity lens.

Contact the Office of Equity at equity@cps.edu.

Our Team

Fatima Cooke

Chief Equity, Engagement, Strategy Officer
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Fatima Cooke

Evangelina Covarrubias

Executive Director
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Evangelina Covarrubias

Liam Bird

Director of Racial Equity Initiatives
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Liam Bird

Angela Scott

Office Manager
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Angela Scott

Kristina Lunger Lopez

Professional Learning Specialist
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Kristina Lunger Lopez

Tyler Frazier

Equity Experience & Belonging Fellow
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Tyler Frazier

Ugochukwu Ukasoanya

Equity Policy Fellow
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Ugochukwu Ukasoanya

Rachel Parnell

Equity Program Manager
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Rachel Parnell

Hassan Chaudhry

Equity Data Strategist
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Hassan Chaudhry

This downloadable PDF includes the Equity Framework and interactive worksheets.

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