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Diversity Committee

The ultimate charge of the District Diversity Committee is to make recommendations to the Superintendent that support the district’s mission and ensure that the diverse talents, skills, and experiences of the school community are valued, respected, and supported.

These meetings take place at the Olentangy Administrative Offices located at 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center, 43035 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. We welcome everyone to join the conversation so please feel free to extend the meeting invites to your friends, family, and networks.   

Please mark the following dates in your calendar to join us:

  • September 23
  • November 18
  • February 8: ONE Community Conference @ Orange High School
  • March 4

The September 23 meeting will feature the following:

  • District Culture & Climate Survey - Overview of Results
  • Updates:
    • Diversity Committee Action Plan
    • 2019 Recruitment Efforts
    • ONE Community Conference
    • Adults: Call for Proposals
    • HS Students: Call for Proposals
    • Equity & Inclusion Department Goals 2019-2020


To join the Diversity Committee, please email Heather Cole, District Diversity Coordinator at heather_cole@olsd.us


 Jacqueline Merkle
Curriculum Supervisor of Equity and Inclusion
(740) 657-5068

 Heather Cole
District Diversity Coordinator
(740) 657-5052

 Shannon Griffin

K-12 District Diversity Chair

(740) 657-3032