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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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The Linn-Mar Diversity and Equity Committee was established during the 2021-2022 school year to support Linn-Mar’s focus on equity for all students.

Are you interested in joining the committee? Click here to apply.

Committee By-Laws

The committee has developed themes to help focus on guiding the committee’s work.

    • Enhance the role of the educational program to give context, support and tools for students to handle those that are different from them
    • Increase allies and support systems across the district
    • Build a strong communication system
    • Align families with the most appropriate and most critical resources within the community
    • Investigate Restorative Discipline policies for discrimination
    • Celebrate the beliefs and values of our district in regards to diversity and equity

Strategic Plan

The committee developed a strategic plan for the 2023-2024 school year.  This plan was presented to the Board of Education in June 2023.

District Resources

Community Resources

Committee Members

  • Amber Carpenter, Parent
  • Amy Stevens, Staff
  • Ana Clymer, Parent
  • Cara Lausen, Parent
  • Christine Knapp, Parent
  • Christine Topping, Community Member
  • Dustin Brooks, Parent, Community Member
  • HS Student
  • Ellen Bruckner, Community Member
  • Erica Bernard, Parent
  • Jessica Horaney, Parent, Committee Chair
  • Jonathan Krueger, Parent
  • Kara Larson, Parent
  • Leeanne Rodriguez, Staff
  • Midhat Mansoor, Parent
  • Missy Buesing, Parent
  • Sheri Crandall, Community Member
  • Sue Atwater, Community Member
  • TBD, School Board Ex-Oficio Member
  • Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent, Ex-Oficio member

Newsletter Archive 

Contact information

If you would like to reach out to the equity committee, or have any equity-relation questions, please direct your email to to:

  • Contact: Nathan Wear
  • Phone: 319-447-3000
  • email: