Equity at Key

The Equity Team asks the question: How can we provide an inclusive, safe, and equitable environment for our students, staff, and families?

Who We Are

The Equity Team is a voluntary effort by Key staff members, parents, and other community members to explore and examine all aspects of the school and the community through an equity framework. The purpose is to provide perspective and guidance on school policies, curriculum, events, and engagement—just to name a few! Its goal is to promote and ensure that Key is a safe, inclusive, and affirmative environment for every person that walks through its doors. 


All are welcome to join, participate, or engage at any time. See links to our meeting minutes, upcoming events, and more. 

What We Do

There are three major “buckets” that we focus on: Adult Engagement and Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Policies and Procedures. We believe that these are the major components that need support and guidance in order to reach our goal.


Want to know more? See our full Action Plan here.


Check out the who we are and what we do powerpoint here


Interested in learning more, getting involved, or being added to our Key Equity Team email distribution list?
Email us at keyequityteam@gmail.com


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Kindred Inc. (community partner)

“Kindred builds trusting relationships between parents of diverse backgrounds and supports them to work with school leadership to drive equity and diversity in their schools and communities.”


Website: www.kindredcommunities.org


Key ES Kindred Contacts:


Barbara Ceptus Schreiber
Meredith Morelle
Bianka Ramirez

Learn more about our partnership with Kindred: Dialogue groups


Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility


(staff and students)

“Morningside Center envisions human societies that are just, peaceful, environmentally sustainable, and truly democratic.  We pursue this vision every day in schools, working hand in hand with educators.”



Learn more about our partnership with Morningside:

KEY Equity TEAM FACILITATORS                  

Community Facing:
  • Jessi Cates-Bristol (she/her)
  • Erica Merson (she/her)
Faculty Facing: 
  • Joshua Lemere
  • Simone Stephens
  • David Landeryou
  • Jenn Green 


Past Events: Meeting Minutes 

Upcoming Events/Meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm
    •  Meeting Link: Microsoft Teams meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

      Or call in (audio only) +1 202-539-1291,,58226857#

Equity Team Calendar is here 


Notes-Agenda and Minutes (current & outstanding):