Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)


The Episcopal Academy strives to create a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated in every facet of our community life. Our Christian roots encourage us to teach our children the values of inclusion, equity, and justice and to model these attributes in all that we do. In this way, we are better equipped to shape young people into global citizens ready to apply their learning in thoughtful and relevant ways.

By approaching teaching, learning, and community building with a focus on diversity, we strengthen our ability to attract and retain a broad range of talented and engaged families and employees. We recognize that diversity includes everyone and has many dimensions, including, but not limited to: gender, geography, learning style, physical challenges, race, ethnicity, politics, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and diverse gifts and talents.

Our efforts toward inclusivity are rooted in our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (“To Be, Rather Than To Seem To Be”), as we aspire to be an authentically and consistently inclusive community. Our mission is to instill in each child a genuine sense of curiosity, kindness, and moral obligation toward others.

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DEI Team

Ayinde Tate
Director of DEI
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Lindsay McAvoy
Lower School DEI Coordinator
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Jerome Bailey
Middle School DEI Coordinator

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Gina Tomkowich
Middle School DEI Coordinator

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Kelly Leight-Bertucci
Upper School DEI Coordinator

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Kalil Oldham
Upper School DEI Coordinator

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