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District Equity Leadership Team

Our district has an equity team comprised of K-12 administrators. We discuss practices, policies, and the living experiences of students to determine if we are meeting the needs of all.


This term is the concept of giving students what is needed to succeed or survive, based on where they are at individually and where they aspire to go. Equity represents opportunities for equal access and equal outcomes.

The term diversity is used to describe a numerical representation of differences (e.g., personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations).
The term inclusion is used to describe the act of being included and ongoing engagement with diversity. It reflects the intentional ways and methods that bring awareness to diversity and the individuals served within our district.

Inclusive Excellence Model

The Inclusive Excellence model derives from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. It reflects the belief that diversity and equitable practices lead to educational excellence. Therefore, equitable practices must be visible at all levels, from instructional practices to community relations. Differences are viewed as strengths and unite us.
The areas of focus include the following:
Access and Equity- Objective related to inclusive and equitable representation
Climate -Objective related to the experiences that are inclusive and supportive of all students
Diversity in the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum- Objective related to infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into the instructional experience
Learning and Development- Objective related to improving the cultural fluency of the department/school
Intercultural Engagement- Objective related to the skills and motivation to build partnerships and social capital for schools
HSE equity coaches and building level teams devise goals, strategies, and targeted outcomes for the five areas of focus to advance inclusive practices.

The HSE Schools District Equity Leadership Team:

Dr. Nataki Pettigrew, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer
Jimmie Lake, Chief Operations Officer 
Laura Rinderknect, Intervention Specialist
Danielle Riego, ENL Coordinator
Brooke Lawson, Mental Health Coordinator
Dr. Matt Kegley, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Danielle Fetters Thompson, Executive Director of Elementary Education 
Kim Lippe, Assistant Superintendent of Staff and Student Services 
Erin Mohr, High Ability Coordinator 
Michelle Brittain-Watts, Executive Director of Secondary Education
Amy Selby, Executive Director Exceptional Learners
Karen Ogden, Nutrition and Food Services Director
Reggie Simmons, Hamilton Southeastern High School Principal 
Jeff Hoog, Brooks School Elementary Principal
Will Hurst, Cumberland Road Elementary Principal
Trice Black, Deer Creek Assistant Principal  
Amy Jackson, Fall Creek Elementary Principal
Christi Thomas, Geist Elementary Principal
Jeni Ricketts, Hoosier Road Elementary Principal
Kassy Morales, Hoosier Road Elementary Assistant Principal
Rebekah Landez, Harrison Parkway Elementary Assistant Principal
Stephane Bordelon, Lantern Road Elementary Principal
Ellynn Stein, Lantern Road Elementary Counselor
Lori Mankin, New Britton Elementary Principal
Fatima Rich, Sand Creek Elementary Principal
Niki Monkul, Southeastern Elementary Assistant Principal
Danielle Chastain, Southeastern Elementary Principal
Sara Curran, Thorpe Creek Elementary Principal
Marc Williams, Fall Creek Intermediate Assistant Principal
Michael Ryan, Fall Creek Junior High School Assistant Principal 
Dr. Dana Kaminski, Riverside Intermediate Principal
Brice Willey, Sand Creek Intermediate Assistant Principal
Michelle Bunnell, Sand Creek Intermediate Principal
Rob Huesing, Riverside Junior High Principal
Dr. Crystal Thorpe, Fishers Jr. High Principal
Kelli Kornas, FOCUS Coordinator
Jagga Rent, Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate / Jr High Principal 
Steve Loser, Fishers High School Assistant Principal
Janet Chandler, Hamilton Southeastern HS Teacher
Brandon Cloud, Hamilton Southeastern Fishers Academy Director  
Jeanne Baldwin, Preschool Director 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665

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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides excellence in education and opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.

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