Announcing the Equity in Education Scholarship
This need-based scholarship, started in 2020, gives underrepresented minorities an opportunity that they otherwise would not have to attend St. Anne’s School, enhancing the diversity of our student body. The EES is awarded to a Middle School student and covers 100% of the cost to attend St. Anne’s School.
DEIJ Committee and School Goals
Update the School’s diversity mission statement to reflect the School’s priority to develop and sustain an equitable and just community and learning environment.
Create a professional development plan for faculty, staff, parents, and Board members that supports the School in developing a common language and understanding of equity, justice, and inclusion.
Develop and implement a standardized data collection system to identify patterns of inequity for admissions, student achievement, and hiring and recruitment of faculty and staff.
Create a group for students to understand their roles in creating equitable and just communities. Learn more about Kaleidoscope below.
Review the School’s curriculum through a culturally sustaining pedagogical lens to promote an environment where all students thrive, focusing on the assets students bring to the learning environment.
Assess the current admissions process, paying particular attention to outreach initiatives, ethnic and racial representation for enrollment priorities, and the yield of students of color.
DEIJ Committee Members
Kate Dent, Chair, Trustee
Tia McNair, Co-Chair, Trustee
Mollie MacKenzie, Trustee
Levonia Parker, Trustee
Jacob Rasmussen, Trustee
Besse Rose, Trustee
Lisa Zimmerelli, Trustee
Head of School
Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management & Strategy
Interim Head of Program for Young Children and Lower School
Kaleidoscope is a student-led Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice group, where students can come together and share their passion for equity and diversity. The students felt the name Kaleidoscope embodies how peoples’ differences can come together to create a beautiful pattern. Kaleidoscope has been hard at work to make our school community a place where we uphold each person’s dignity and celebrates diversity!