Wynn-Green Becomes Equity & Inclusion Program Manager
Carol Wynn-Green will be the new Equity and Inclusion Program Manager at Des Moines Public Schools. She replaces Jacob Cummings, who left the district to pursue other opportunities.
Originally from Iowa, Wynn-Green graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She started her career as a Prevention Specialist at Area Substance Abuse Control in the city. In 1996, she moved to Lakeland, Florida, to work for the Department of Labor as a case manager, the Department of Revenue as a revenue specialist, and Polk State College as a Testing Services Advisor. Her most recent work took her to Polk County Public Schools, where she has served as an Equity and Compliance Analyst for the last decade.
“Carol’s experience in diversity training and action plans, community-based partnerships and district policy will be a strong asset for her position,” said Susan Tallman, Chief of Talent and Personnel at DMPS. “She will be focused on ensuring the equitable treatment of DMPS staff.”
An Equity and Inclusion Program Manager assists in the development and execution of programs, initiatives, and training that promote and support diversity at DMPS. Wynn-Green will monitor and ensure equal access to educational, employment and promotional opportunities. She will provide information, requirements, training and support to school district leaders and staff to ensure compliance with all diversity initiatives and legal mandates including those in Affirmative Action, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, and other applicable laws.
“My heart never left Iowa,” Wynn-Green said. “When I saw the position available, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to work in a new, but yet familiar setting and potentially make a positive difference in the lives of people in my home state.”
Susan Tallman, Chief of Talent and Personnel, will remain the Title IX Coordinator until Wynn-Green begins her work at DMPS on Sept. 8.