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Coming Together

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Kinkaid School is a place where all voices of our community are actively encouraged to share their perspectives and experiences.

 

 

DEI Council

The Council works with the Board and administration to support and hold our community accountable to collectively strengthen and purposefully advance Kinkaid’s mission.

Commitments & Initatives

Kinkaid has renewed its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion among our students, families, alumni, faculty and staff. Kinkaid embraces and values every member of its community.

Events & Resources

Kinkaid is committed to providing events and resources for adults and students regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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.

Upcoming DEI Events

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The Kinkaid School strives to be an inclusive community, steadfastly dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with honesty, respect, responsibility and kindness.