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Equity Champion of the Month | October 2021

Tonisha Coburn

Congratulations to Haley Ferreira, Media Coordinator at Fayetteville Street Elementary School. Ferreira has been named the October 2021 Durham Public Schools Equity Champion of the Month.

As a media coordinator at Fayetteville Street, she centers equity in all of her work. During the summer of 2021, Ferreira amassed diverse children's literature to stock classroom libraries with books that would inspire and reflect the student population. She teaches her students that they have limitless potential and possess rich and beautiful identities.

About the award

The DPS Equity Champion of the Month was created to recognize and celebrate those who make significant contributions to promoting inclusiveness in Durham Public Schools and to advancing the district’s vision of equitable outcomes for all students. The award is sponsored by the Office of Equity Affairs.

For more information about the nomination process, feel free to reach out to Jermaine Porter, Equity Leadership and Strategy Coordinator, at if you have any questions.