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Equity Champion of the Month | February 2022


Congratulations to Davron Rorie, 4th Grade Teacher at Hope Valley Elementary School, our Durham Public Schools February Equity Champion of the Month! 

Mr. Rorie builds strong relationships with all of his students and fosters a community of love and acceptance. He sets HIGH expectations for all of his students and always finds that access point to meet them where they are. He runs the We Are KINGS - Boys of Color Program at HVE in which he gives his time and effort to build relationships with students (even outside of his classroom) to make sure all students are being reached and feel a sense of belonging in our school.

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.