Diversity Vision Statement

Diversity is who we are. We believe an appreciation for diversity is essential for developing compassionate global citizens. Our standard is inclusion of diversity in all of its forms. It encompasses, but is not limited to gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, political affiliation, family composition, socioeconomic status, and learning differences.

We believe that all of our lives are enriched by the diversity of our community. We aspire to grow diversity among our students, faculty, staff, and board in order to prepare us to engage in a pluralistic world.

We believe in creating an MVS community that will promote the success of every student by appreciating the unique presence and contributions they bring. We encourage thoughtful conversations and reflection about issues pertaining to equity and justice.

Diversity is who we are. It is woven into the daily life of our community.

Submitted by the MVS Diversity Task Force

Inspired by listening sessions with students, parents, faculty, staff and board members

Diversity Task Force

Riya Annamraju, 11th grade

Yifan Ping, 12th grade

Samuel Todd, 10th grade

Avery Woodruff, 11th grade

Yujie Xiao, 11th grade*

Annesa Cheek, parent

Kim Jarvis, parent

Yasmeen Soin, parent*

Dan Cummings, US director*

Jon Graetz, US math teacher

Tekeia Howard, Director of community purpose*

Janice Krochmal, 1st grade teacher

Jacob McGlaun, Performing arts teacher

Jay Scheurle, Head of school

Susan Strong, Assistant head of external affairs

Diane Hirakawa, Past board president & ex officio member of task force

Priya Jain, Board secretary and parent

Sandy McConnel, Previous board president

*Emeritus members