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New Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Statement, Principles, and Priorities

This work serves to formalize and make visible our commitment to creating a school that includes and supports the diversity of identities and cultures of our global community.

During the 2022/23 school year, High Meadow School formed a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Teacher Committee with the intention to both advance DEIJ work in the present, and create a 3-year plan to carry forward.

The committee consisted of three administrators, five teachers (two of whom were also HMS parents), and one HMS parent. Throughout the year, they conducted interviews, administered and analyzed surveys, gathered feedback, and engaged with the community, working to name and prioritize our DEIJ needs and goals as a school.

Thanks to their work, we are now ready to share our DEIJ Statement, Guiding Principles, and 3-Year Strategic Plan. We hope all community members will take ample time to explore and consider these important materials, and learn more about what's to come.

"This work represents a beginning, not an end," says Keri Zurlini, Assistant Head of School and a member of the DEIJ Teacher Committee. She emphasizes that these are living documents that will grow and develop along with our community. In the coming months and years, High Meadow will continue to provide formal and informal opportunities for community members to inform our DEIJ work.

If you'd like to be involved, please connect with one of our DEIJ-oriented parent groups, Parents for Racial Justice (P4RJ), the LGBTQIA+ Families and Allies Group, and the BIPOC/PGM Parents Group.

Members of the 22/23 DEIJ Teacher Committee: Althea Brown, Kimberly Carmody, Clay Drinko, Olivia Harris, Michelle Healy, Anna Jacobs, Jamie Leidner, Janine Louis, and Keri Zurlini


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