Brittany Hazzard, Ed.D., LMSW, recently joined the Milford School District administrative team as the Supervisor of Equity and Support Services. Dr. Hazzard has significant experience in equity and diversity.
“I have served on statewide equity teams, public school equity and diversity teams, co-lead equity initiatives at the non-profit level, Dr. Hazzard said. “I have also provided equity and diversity focused trainings as well as consultations within the community. I plan to focus on improving diversity and engagement including working as a team with the district and the community to understand and guide the practices that foster equity. I will also focus on equitable practices throughout the district through providing leadership, communication, guidance and support for Milford School District and the community in areas of equity.”
Dr. Hazzard is a Sussex County native, earning her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as a scholarship student athlete. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Delaware State University and her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University. Dr. Hazzard is also a Leadership Delaware Inc. alumnus. Her experience is founded in social work, both clinical and school, as well as trauma, youth intensive mental health and family-based mental health.
“In order for students to be successful, it is vital at school and district levels to support fairness and inclusion,” Dr. Hazzard said. “We also need to ensure that every child has the resources, supports and interventions they need. I think the best part of this position will be building relationships with and supporting students, staff and the community.”
Challenges Dr. Hazzard expects to face are meeting the needs of every student.
“When students are provided with resources that fit individual circumstances, it can positively impact the entire school environment,” Dr. Hazzard said. “That will extend to our entire community.”
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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