The Ethel Walker School administration and members of the community have been hard at work to ensure Walker’s is a place of belonging for each and every student, faculty, staff, alumna, and parent.
The Equity Team was founded in response to two letters; one written by the student affinity groups on campus and the other written by alumnae. Though each letter stemmed from different audiences, their goals remained the same: demanding foundational adjustments to The Ethel Walker School as we know it to ensure that the entire community of voices are heard, and considered when making decisions included, but not limited to:
Please check back to this page for updates regarding The Equity Team, meeting dates, and important announcements.
Meet The 2020-2021 Equity Team below by clicking on each profile below:
April Bolton Mwangi ’00
My biggest hope for the Equity Team is to bring awareness to all of our differences and similarities. I would hope this team will be able to create new ideas on how to bring about inclusion within the school community, which can resonate through us throughout the world. We are powerful women and united we stand.
Elisa Del Valle
She | Her | Ella
My hope is that The Equity Team will serve as a collective of people working together to best serve The Ethel Walker Community as it moves forward in its work around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.
Being a member of The Equity Team feels like a great privilege to me. Working alongside such intentional and brilliant young people and adults brings me great excitement and strength. I am looking forward to the partnership and work with this team and the entire community to propel Walker’s forward as a leader in Justice Work.
Akira Marie H. ’22
She | Her | Hers
Princess G. Hyatt
She | Her | Hers
My biggest hope as an Equity Team member is to create opportunities for Walker’s community members to strategize, implement, and foster ideas and practices that have to do with diversity, inclusion, equity, and access! Accountability, action, and change are true outcomes of this group’s work (to name a few). I am looking forward to this collaborative as it takes a village. There is no better time than now for this work!
“You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman
Gary Jones P’21
He | Him | His
I hope the work of The Equity Team makes an important contribution to an ongoing conversation or dialogue at EWS regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. For myself, I hope to “listen well” to the views of all my fellow parents and accurately represent their views to the other members of The Equity Team.
Becoming a member of The Equity Team is important to me because my family of origin is multiracial and multiethnic, as is my own family. Proudly so! As a result, if and when I can make a positive and constructive contribution to discussions of diversity, equity, and inclusion I sincerely try to do so.
Lauren K. ’23
She | Her
My hope is that The Equity Team will be able to educate, and eventually make our community as inclusive and welcoming as possible.
Dr. Stephanie McCall P’25
She | Her | Hers
The Equity Team is about a collective effort to uplift difference for me. My research and teaching about gender and sexuality in education, and specifically about the complexities of curriculum in all-girls schools, matters most when the knowledge is used meaningfully towards gender equity, justice, and inclusion. Being a member of The Equity Team is important to me as an opportunity to put gender theory into action in the service of Walker’s and the girls who attend. I have had the honor of serving as the Scholar-in-Residence for Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, a new public all-girls school, where we navigate the slippery terrain of theory in practice together towards increased educational access for girls. Being a member of The Equity Team advances a commitment to equity that started in my first job out of college as a teacher and Teach For America corps member in Compton, California, and has continued to the last page of my recent book, Girls, Single-Sex Schools and Postfeminist Fantasies (Routledge).
Averi R. ’24
Kristen Thalia S. ’21
She | Her | Ella
As a senior, I have been trying to decide what exactly I’d like to be my lasting legacy on this school that has come to feel more like a home: Ethel Walker. I’ve led clubs, written poetry, and participated in my classes, but how will I make this community better for those who remain even after I graduate? Being a member of The Equity Team allows me to create that legacy, to be one member of the first of many equity teams this school will see. I will provide not only a student’s voice, but also a woman of color’s voice to the fundamental policies of this institution. If that is not a legacy, I don’t know what is.