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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice



High Meadows School

Address
1055 Willeo Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Contact Info
770.993.2940
info@highmeadows.org

School Hours
Monday – Friday
8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at HMSC

High Meadows School & Camp affirms our Inclusion and Diversity statement every day through our work with students, families, faculty, board members, and the community-at-large. We engage our stakeholders in creating a more just and equitable world by empowering compassionate, responsible, and active global citizens.

We aim to uphold four Equity and Justice commitments on an ongoing basis:

  1. Foster competent and confident faculty and staff ready to implement HMS&C’s social justice initiatives
  2. Create a diverse community that is both engaged and inclusive
  3. Design bold and representative, curricula, policies, and programming
  4. Articulate clear DEIJ commitments via internal and external messaging.

In order to uphold these commitments, we formed three groups comprised of multiple constituencies (board members, families, faculty and staff). These separate but interconnected groups have a common mission of furthering HMS&C equity and justice initiatives.

Parent Equity and Justice Council

The PEJC is a panel of equity-conscious HMS parents committed to advancing educational equity and justice at High Meadows School and Camp. These parents also aim to foster a sense of belonging and community on campus. They serve as a sounding board and liaison for ongoing equity and justice initiatives; promote education and awareness to the HMS community around issues of diversity, education, inclusion, and justice; support the implementation of offerings and programs that inspire people to practice cultural competence, international mindedness, and leadership through service. The Council also connects with organizations that align with HMS’ mission and Equity and Justice Commitments to create opportunities for equity and service partnerships.

Council Members:
Danielle Wright (chair)
Amy Jewett, Tracey Kaplan, John Monahan, Erika Molina, Eleni Nega, Smita Pawar, Rebecca Sandberg, Tanya Squire, Gautam Velpula

 

Primary Years Programme and Academic Equity Leadership Team

The PYP and AE Leadership Team consists of teachers from each grade level and the Connections program. They lead their team’s PYP meetings and coordinate PYP efforts in their grade level(s). Additionally, they assist team members in integrating equity and justice into the curriculum, support teachers as they consistently utilize the Academic Guide for Equity and Justice, as well as share ideas that add to classroom libraries and increase the visible representation of various identities in the school and in classrooms.

PYP and AE Leadership Team Members:
Mooni Abdus-Salam, Yvette Cupid, Lori Beth Green, Andrea Ianzito, Jennifer Kraften, Anne Lovatt, Lynn Williams, Danielle Wright

Board Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The purpose of the DEI Board Committee is to assist the Board in discharging the Board’s responsibilities with:

  • The development of goals and strategies to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within the HMS&C community
  • The on-going diversity, equity, and inclusion education of trustees
  • Ensuring all board committees and strategic documents include diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Keeping trustees apprised of diversity, equity and inclusion actions and issues

The DEI committee is composed of Board Trustees and the school’s Director of Equity and Justice.

Committee Members :
Amy Jewett (chair)
Lisa Baker, Erica Davis, Javier Estrella, Mital Patel, Theresa Robison, Danielle Wright