The Fort Zumwalt School District recently welcomed Juan Wilson to a newly created position – coordinator of diversity and awareness.
The position, and Wilson’s hiring, were approved by the Board of Education at its regular September meeting. The goal of the position is to plan, direct, coordinate and assist district administrators on equity and diversity matters concerning staff, students and families. One of the board’s priorities for the year is to review and revise plans for diversity, and this new position is aimed at making that happen.
Wilson will implement diversity and awareness training for students and staff, increase awareness of racial and equity issues, establish partnerships with public and private stakeholders to raise multicultural awareness, and coordinate with community resources to develop programs and events regarding relevant issues for students [bullying, teen suicide, drug and alcohol use, harassment, etc.].
Wilson is a graduate of Fort Zumwalt South High. He went on to earn a degree in human services and social work from St. Louis Community College – Forest Park as well as a certificate in diversity training. He then served 11 years with the St. Charles City Police Department and now is ready to begin this new role.
“What I’m most excited about in this new path is that it’s a new program that I have the unique opportunity to help provide the framework and build together with everyone around me in the district,” Wilson said.