The Office of Education Equity and Outreach
The Office of Education Equity and Outreach was established in September of 2017 specifically to address the achievement gap through the development of an equity plan, training, and community partnerships. The office has already conducted extensive training with teachers and administrators on culturally responsive classrooms, with the goal of having all 2000 of the district’s teachers trained by the Spring of 2018. The office is conducting additional equity training in the district, and has made numerous presentations to local community sponsored groups, along with meeting with parents, and other community stakeholders. The Equity department is also facilitating a year-long book-study with all of the school based administrative staff using the book by Glenn Singleton entitledCourageous Conversations About Race—A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools.
We encourage you to check back often on our website for updates and efforts promoted through the Office of Education Equity and Outreach.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Valerie Freeman
Valerie Freeman currently serves as the Director of Equity and Outreach for Alachua County Public Schools. Under her leadership and efforts, the Alachua County Educational Equity Plan was board approved in September of 2017. Before her appointment as the Director of Educational Equity and Outreach in July of 2016, Valerie served as the principal of Lawton Chiles Elementary. Her previous experience in the field of education during the last 29 years includes serving as a teacher, math department head, grade level team leader, behavioral resource/dean of students, assistant principal, and principal. Her previous work experience has included elementary, middle, and high school level exposure. Her educational background includes a Bachelors, Masters, and Educational Specialist degree in the field of education.
Married for 34 years to Horace Freeman Jr. She is the proud mother of two children whom are both graduates of the Alachua County Public School System. One is an English and Language Arts teacher in Gainesville, Florida, and the other is a Certified Public Accountant in Orlando, Florida with an accounting firm, KPMG.
The ultimate goal of the Alachua County Office of Educational Equity and Outreach will be to shift our school district to a culturally competent entity that will ensure the success of all students.
Degrees and Certifications:
Eliscia J. Mosley
Eliscia Mosley is the newly hired Equity Coach for the Office of Equity and Outreach for Alachua County Public Schools. As a former Title I Lead/FCIMs Instructional Coach from Lawton Chiles Elementary, she will continue to work closely with parents, students, schools and staff to shift our school district to a culturally competent entity that will ensure the success of all students. Within the last 15 years, she has served in the field of education as an academic advisor, teacher, mentor, behavioral specialist, literacy coach, and curriculum resource teacher. Her previous work experience has included higher education, head start, pre-k, elementary, middle, and some high school exposure. Mrs. Mosley’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s in accounting and a Master’s in education and Educational Leadership and she is also National Board Certified in Literacy.
Married for 19 years to Calvin Mosley, she is the proud mother of two children, one whom is a recent graduate of Alachua County Public School System. The other is a middle schooler and is actively involved in soccer and other extracurricular activities. The recent graduate will attend the University of South Florida majoring in Psychology.