Office of Equity and Engagement
Values and Beliefs
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District has a long-standing awareness of the importance of creating an equitable learning environment for all students and staff and developing collaborative partnerships with families and stakeholders that represent our diverse community. The Office of Equity and Engagement will work to eliminate inequities by disrupting systems that have historically marginalized students through student empowerment and district support.
Chief Equity & Engagement Officer
Rodney Trice, Chief Equity & Engagement Officer, Equity & Engagement Division
Dr. Rodney Trice returned to the district in July 2021 as its Chief Equity & Engagement Officer. Trice returns to CHCCS after working in Wake County Public Schools for seven years as its assistant superintendent of equty affairs. Before leaving the district, Trice served as the executive director of curricurriculum, instruction and technology and then later as associate superintendent for student and social services and equity oversight. He previously served in CHCCS for eight years. Trice has also worked as a policy advisor for NC Department of Public Instruction, an associate principal in Orange County Schools and a director and teacher in Detroit. Trice holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, a master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Detroit at Mercy, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.