Round Rock ISD names DeWayne Street chief equity officer

Round Rock ISD announced Oct. 20 that DeWayne Street will be the district's first chief equity officer. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Round Rock ISD announced Oct. 20 that DeWayne Street will be the district's first chief equity officer. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Round Rock ISD announced Oct. 20 that DeWayne Street will be the district's first chief equity officer. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Round Rock ISD announced Oct. 20 that DeWayne Street will be the district's first chief equity officer.

In this role, Street will "oversee work in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for every member of the Round Rock ISD community," according to a RRISD news release.

"The goal of equity and inclusion is to create space for everyone to be heard even if they are not agreed with, and this cannot be achieved if certain voices are muted or marginalized," Street said in the release. "I’m excited and honored to work with this community to move these equity efforts forward and collaborate with staff and students at all levels to create an inclusive culture and environment.”

In August, the RRISD board of trustees approved spending $1.2 million to establish an RRISD Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with six full-time positions. Street will lead the department.

Street's experience in equity and diversity spans two decades, according to the release. As the owner of DeWayne Street Consulting Midway Diversity Solutions, he served as a diversity consultant for businesses and other organizations.


Street also has 17 years of experience in education, serving as a U.S. history, African American history, and government teacher at the secondary level.

Previously, Street served as vice president of organizational development at Goodwill Industries of Central Texas and as deputy administrator of employment and training for the state of Wisconsin.

“Mr. Street is a strong advocate for and experienced leader in diversity and inclusivity efforts for organizations at all levels,” RRISD Superintendent Steve Flores said in the release. “His work as a diversity, equity and inclusivity consultant has benefited many organizations across the state and we are excited to bring him on board as a member of the Round Rock ISD family to enhance our equity efforts and help us create a learning and working environment where all feel safe, heard, represented and included.”
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.