LPS names Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Paul Gausman announced on Wednesday that Brittney Hodges-Bolkovac will be the Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion starting July 1. Hodges-Bolkovac will fill the position that has been vacant since Vann Price was named the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources back in November.

“I am excited to welcome Brittney back to Lincoln Public Schools and have her as a valuable executive team member,” said Gausman. “She has demonstrated tremendous passion and leadership through her educational career, and I know she will continue the great work and collaboration that Dr. Price and the equity team have embarked on the past couple of years to move LPS forward with our All Means All action plan.”

As part of her new role, Hodges-Bolkovac will report directly to the superintendent while working closely with the LPS Executive Cabinet on the school district’s goal of strengthening equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will develop, oversee and implement a comprehensive equity, diversity, and inclusion plan that aligns with the LPS strategic objectives and goals. Hodges-Bolkovac will collaborate with the equity team to create, implement and monitor programs, initiatives, strategies, and professional development to promote a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse school community. 

Hodges-Bolkovac returns to LPS from Omaha Westside Community Schools, where she has worked as the Dean of Students and the District Projects Coordinator this past school year. Prior to Omaha Westside, Hodges-Bolkovac was a teacher, athletic director, and community and culture engagement specialist at Dawes Middle School for seven years and has worked in education since 2007.  Hodges-Bolkovac is working on her Doctorate of Education degree at Doane University and has a Master of Education in Administration degree from Concordia University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from the College of Saint Mary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies degree from the University of Nebraska.

In addition to her work in education, Hodges-Bolkovac serves on a number of community boards and organizations, including: Belmont Community Center, Citizen’s Police Advisory Board, National Council on Teacher Education, Mayor’s Commission on Women and Gender, Nebraska State Education Association Delegate Assembly and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Rally and March advisor.

Published: May 24, 2023, Updated: May 24, 2023

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