As an outgrowth of the important work done by the Equity Committee this past year in partnership with the Leadership Academy, the agency is happy to announce the hire of Gina Weekley, Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
In her new role, Gina will develop and implement the organization’s diversity initiatives and strategies to attract, hire and maintain a diverse workplace and execute creative strategies to foster the agency’s DEI goals.
Formerly serving as the Coach/Facilitator for Leader Valley, she comes to Central Rivers AEA bringing extensive experience in promoting inclusive environments, as well as coaching around unconscious bias, equity in education, empowering instruction and developing foundations of trust.
“I hope to create an inclusive environment that is a space in which all people feel heard, valued and respected as they belong and have access to the same opportunities – a place in which everyone can show up as their authentic self resulting in better and happier humans,” said Gina. “I believe that better humans make better leaders, educators, students and contributors!”
When she’s not serving students, families and educators, Gina enjoys spending quality time with those she loves. She enjoys laughter, music, traveling to places with sunshine and a beach and jogging outdoors with her puppy. Gina also loves to serve the community in which she lives by being a board member of several nonprofits and advocating for those who don’t have a voice.
Welcome to the team, Gina!