Vann Price named LPS director of equity, diversity and inclusion

Lincoln Public Schools on Friday announced that Vann Price has been named the school district’s director of equity, diversity and inclusion, a newly created position. Price also will remain the school district’s supervisor of secondary personnel services. 

As part of her new role, Price will: work closely with the LPS Executive Cabinet on the school district’s goal of strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion; meet regularly with the LPS superintendent and make recommendations regarding school district policies and procedures related to equity; work closely with the LPS equity, diversity and multicultural administrator to advance the initiatives of the LPS Multicultural Office; and serve as a liaison between LPS administration and principals to advance cultural proficiency work at schools. 

“We are excited to have Dr. Price involved with the Executive Cabinet,” said LPS Superintendent Steve Joel. “She has had a distinguished LPS career as an educator and administrator. She brings vast experience to our work developing strategies to increase staff diversity and assist the district in strengthening inclusion and equity for all students and staff.” 

Price began her career with LPS as a fourth-grade teacher at Humann Elementary School in 1990. She then taught at Campbell Elementary School before moving to Lincoln North Star High School as associate principal when the school opened in 2002. In 2011, she was named North Star principal, a role she held until 2018 when she moved to the Human Resources Department at LPS District Office.

Price earned her Bachelor of Science in Education (Elementary Education) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; her Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; her Educational Specialist Certificate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and her Doctorate in Education (Educational Administration) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her doctoral dissertation was titled, “The Quest for Success: A Phenomenological Study Aimed at Understanding the Experiences of Successful African American Females in High School.”

Published: August 28, 2020, Updated: August 28, 2020