Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Kinkaid School is a place where all voices of our community are actively encouraged to share their perspectives and experiences.
Kinkaid Appoints a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are excited to announce Ms. Mujidat Shotonwa will be appointed the
School's Director of DEI, effective July 1, 2021. Mujidat brings an incredible amount of independent school experience to Kinkaid, both from her professional work, as well as that of a former independent school student.
Mujidat currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Preparatory Component for Prep for Prep, a non-profit in New York City that works closely with independent schools to support promising students of color from underserved and underrepresented communities in developing their leadership skills. She has been with Prep for Prep for nearly a decade, also having served as guidance counselor and teacher, working closely with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Prior to Prep, Mujidat was a clinician, tutor, and counselor, helping children with emotional difficulties in the context of school, imparting learning strategies to students, and providing coaching and therapy to both children and adults.
Earning her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Mujidat also earned a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College.
To read more about Muijdat and the community announcement, click here.