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Carla Chapman:

Carla Chapman

Chief Diversity Officer, Akron Public Schools

Board Member Since

2019

About Carla

As chief diversity officer of Akron Public Schools, Carla oversees the execution of the school board's racial equity policy and conducts equity audits within the district. Prior to this role, Carla served as the director of community relations for more than a decade, providing information about the school system to students and parents, as well as the Greater Akron community as a whole. She has also worked as the coordinator of special projects, as well as a social services specialist during her 25-year career with the schools. In addition to her professional career, Carla serves on the boards of Alchemy, Child Guidance and Family Solutions, and Portage Path Behavioral Health. She is LeadDIVERSITY certified through The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is an alum of The Ohio State University and The University of Akron.

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