Welcome to Equity, Culture & Support Services

Mission Statement

The Equity, Culture and Support Services Office is committed to academic excellence, positive culture/climate, and personal success for each student and staff member. Central to this commitment is educational equity which is comprised of five interdependent factors (i.e., access, opportunity, inclusion, fairness and outcomes). Equity, culture, and climate are critical components for healthy learning environments and together, they underscore the quality and character of school districts that fosters full access to:

  1. Appropriately supported and high expectations for learning and achievement;
  2. Emotionally and physically safe and healthy learning environments;
  3. Caring relationships with peers and adults; and
  4. Participation that meaningfully enhances academic, social-emotional, civic, and moral development.

The Equity, Culture and Support Services Office acknowledges that an equitable school climate positively responds to the wide range of cultural norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, learning styles, leadership practices, and organizational structures within the district and broader community.


To engage district teams and staff in thoughtful explorations of structural and institutional bias and their impact on student and staff learning and opportunities.  Our office also provides professional learning experiences that support district teams and staff in developing the skill, knowledge, and capacity to eliminate educational disparities and achieve systemic equity and excellence.


Dr. Vernon Moore
Chief of Educational Equity and Support Services
Phone: (619) 691-5533

Yessica Meza
Senior Executive Assistant
Email: Yessica.Meza@sweetwaterschools.org
Phone: (619) 691-5533



Area of Responsibilities