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Equity

We believe that the South St. Paul Public Schools should provide an environment where open communication and the celebration of differences are accepted and appreciated. 

Every three years, we create an "Achievement and Integration Plan" that responds to the needs of our students, staff, families, and our community in general. The plan is incorporated into our World’s Best Workforce planning, and is reviewed, evaluated and updated annually as required by the state of Minnesota.

The purpose of the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools. Read Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.861Read Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862.

In South St. Paul, our Achievement and Integration Plan helps to drive and guide our work in reducing achievement and opportunity gaps for our students while  increasing achievement for all.

The 2020-2023 SSP Achievement & integration plan

EQUITY PROGRAMS/Services & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Contact Information

Chad Schmidt
Director of Equity and Learning
chad.schmidt@sspps.org
(651) 457-9416

Lesly Gámez
Assistant Director of Equity and Learning
lgamez@sspps.org
(651) 552-5563

Cultural Liaisons

Maria (Tere) Castellanos
Cultural Liaison, Early Learning
(651) 306-3644
mcastellanos@sspps.org
Spanish-speaking

Nelly Ross
Cultural Liaison, Lincoln
(651) 457-9490
neross@sspps.org
Spanish-speaking

Daisy Medina-Cuenca
Cultural Liaison, Kaposia
(651) 306-3667
dmedina-cuenca@sspps.org
Spanish-speaking

Juan Sosa
Cultural Liaison, Secondary
(612) 715-0610
jsosa@sspps.org
Spanish-speaking

Delia Granados
Cultural Liaison, Secondary
(651) 306-3665
dgranados@sspps.org
Spanish-speaking


RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS, FAMILIES, THE COMMUNITY, AND SSPPS STAFF