District Recognizes Three Eagle Eye for Equity Recipients

Three staff members posing for a photo

April 26, 2022

The Brentwood School District recently recognized three members of its school community for earning the Eagle Eye for Equity Award. This award celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond to make Brentwood a more equitable and inclusive place to learn and grow, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Second semester recipients included:

  • Laura Brown, Brentwood High School Registrar
  • Elli Disbennett, Mark Twain Elementary School Student
  • Erik Lewis, Special School District Social Worker

A total of 13 individuals were nominated for the award this spring. A committee of staff, family and community members conducted blind scoring to select the recipients. Nominees were scored using the following criteria:

  • How the nominee fosters equality of opportunity in the community;
  • How the nominee encourages diverse perspectives; and
  • How the nominee creates a welcoming and supportive community culture.

District and school administrators surprised Brown, Disbennett and Lewis at school on Monday, April 18. The trio was also recognized by the Brentwood Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 19.

“The Eagle Eye for Equity Award celebrates equity as a point of pride in our community,” said Executive Director of Human Resources Dr. Katy Chambers. “We are proud to recognize these individuals for creating a more equitable and inclusive environment where all members of our community feel heard and valued.”

All award nominees and recipients receive a Gold Eagle pin as a reminder of the work they are doing to advance the mission of equity and inclusion in the Brentwood community.