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District Equity 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 Team:

Nataki Pettigrew, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer
Laura Rinderknect, Intervention Specialist
Janet Chandler, HSE High School Department Chair - Social Studies 
Danielle Riego, ENL Coordinator
Brooke Lawson, Mental Health Coordinator
Ryan Taylor, Director of Staff and Student Services
Jagga Rent, HSE High School Assistant Principal
Jeni Ricketts, Hoosier Road Elementary Principal
Dr. Matt Kegley, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Danielle Chastain, Southeastern Elementary Principal
Sara Curran, Thorpe Creek Elementary Principal
Trice Black, Durbin Elementary & Fishers Elementary Assistant Principal  
Fatima Rich, Brooks School Assistant Principal
Brice Willey, Sand Creek Intermediate Assistant Principal
Dr. Dana Kaminski, Riverside Intermediate Principal
Will Hurst, Cumberland Road Elementary Principal
Amy Jackson, Fall Creek Elementary Principal
Dr. Crystal Thorpe, Fishers Jr. High Principal
Marc Williams, Fall Creek Intermediate Assistant Principal
Dr. Stephanie Loane, Executive Director of Elementary Education 
Kim Lippe, Executive Director of Staff and Student Services 
Steve Loser, Assistant Principal of Fishers High School 
Erin Mohr, High Ability Coordinator 
Eduardo Torres, Language Arts Teacher
Michelle Brittain-Watts, Executive Director of Secondary Education

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 educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.