Equal Opportunity Schools Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Directors

Seattle, WA – Equal Opportunity Schools announces the appointment of Marcus Knight, Janet Olson, and Darrell Powell to its Board of Directors. Knight, Olson, and Powell will begin their three-year terms on October 1, 2022, joining eight existing members.

“Marcus, Janet, and Darrell’s achievements in their respective fields of Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Finance will add a tremendous contribution to our scaling and impact on the lives of students of color and low-income students,” said EOS CEO Eddie Lincoln. “We are excited to learn from their unique experiences.”

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A Better New Normal: Local Voices on Rigor, Representation, and a Path Forward

Equal Opportunity Schools is supporting The Education Trust in their upcoming half-day workshop, comprised of three sessions, where they’ll dive into some of the key dimensions of resource equity and how state and local advocates can chart a better path forward. Register here to join one or all three of the sessions on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET).

SESSION I: Making ESSER Dollars Count: Best Practices and Success Stories (1 – 2 p.m. ET)
SESSION II: Shut Out: Why Black and Latino Students Are Under-Enrolled in AP STEM (2:10 – 3 p.m. ET)
SESSION III: Opening Up Worlds: Building a Curriculum That Engages All Students Through Diverse Stories (3:10 – 3:55 p.m. ET)

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Juneteenth – Freedom Day

Juneteenth is the date news of slavery’s end reached slaves in the southwest states and celebrates African American freedom, culture, and influence across our nation. Join EOS to ensure Black and Brown students have equitable access to education. #Juneteenth2022 #Juneteenth

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It’s Almost Juneteenth 2022

Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and emphasizes education and achievement. #Juneteenth #Juneteenth2022


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Dennis Melton Joins Equal Opportunity Schools as Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Equal Opportunity Schools has made a significant step forward in implementing our three-year strategic plan. In accordance with our strategic plan, we will bolster our Finance and Operations department.

Dennis Melton
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

We are incredibly pleased to announce that after a national search, we have selected Dennis Melton to lead our Finance and Operations department as our Chief Financial and Operations Officer. “We found the ideal leader to help EOS grow into the future,” CEO Eddie Lincoln remarks. “We are so excited to have Dennis and his 25 years of accounting and finance experience on our team to help EOS continue moving towards becoming the best equity nonprofit in the country.”

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