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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 student to determine if we are meeting the needs of all.

Equity

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.

Diversity
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).
 
Inclusion
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:

Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
Laura Rinderknect, Intervention Specialist
Janet Chandler, HSE High School Department Chair - Social Studies and HSEA President
Danielle Riego, ENL Coordinator
Freedom Kolb, Special Projects Officer
Brooke Lawson, Mental Health Coordinator
Ryan Taylor, Director of Staff and Student Services
Jagga Rent, HSE High School Assistant Principal
Kassandra Morales, Hoosier Road Elementary Assistant Principal
Jeni Ricketts, Hoosier Road Elementary Principal
Matt Kegley, Director of Secondary Education
Danielle Chastain, Southeastern Elementary Principal
Sara Curran, Thorpe Creek Elementary Principal
Trice Black, Durbin Elementary Assistant Principal
Fatima Rich, Brooks School Assistant Principal
Susan Drumm, Chief Analytics Officer
Heather Young, Fishers High School Academic Dean
Brice Willey, Hamilton Southeastern Int/ Jr High Student Support Services / Dean
Dr. Jan Combs, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Dana Kaminski, Riverside Intermediate Principal
Will Hurst, Cumberland Road Elementary Principal
Amy Jackson, Fall Creek Elementary Principal
Chrystal Thorpe, Fishers Jr. High Principal
Marc Williams, Fall Creek Intermediate Assistant Principal

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.