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Equity and Inclusion

Equity and inclusion are at the center of our work at Maret. Ensuring healthy school life requires ongoing dialogue, self-reflection, and action towards ever more inclusive and equitable practices and policies.

Over the years, our work has expanded in both breadth and depth as we constantly re-evaluate what it means to be conscientious equity practitioners. We believe that, while imperfect and sometimes stumbling, we must remain on the path toward building a stronger community and, ultimately, a better world.

Current Initiative—Combatting Racism

Events across the country, as well as stories within our own community, have called upon us to set a higher standard of inclusion and engagement. In 2020-2021, Maret convened the Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF), which produced a report and a series of recommendations to guide the School in combatting institutional racism. These recommendations are the foundation of the School’s most recent anti-racism initiatives.



Every year we have a full calendar of events, discussion groups, workshops. Together, we learn, grow, and take action to promote equity and inclusion in our school and in our communities.

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Adult listening to student in the Mixed Forum
Girl sharing with a table at Mixed Forum

Community Learning

In addition to planned programming, professional development, and our work towards meeting institutional anti-racism goals, Maret remains responsive to issues as they arise in our community and in society at large. Below, we share resources on topics we have been addressing with students, faculty, and parents.

Name Microaggressions

We believe that what we are called matters; what we call others matters.

Understanding and Confronting Anti-Semitism

Our community stands against anti-Semitism and seeks to confront and end all forms of it.

End Violence Against Asians and Asian-Elders

Recent events underscore the urgency of disrupting hate and bias against Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Additional Resources

2021–2022 Committee on Equity & Inclusion (CEI)


Equity and Inclusion

CEI Co-Chair

Marjo Talbott
Head of School
CEI Co-Chair

Nina Candia
Assistant Director,
Upper School


Jaime Estrada
World Languages

Liz Kleinrock
Lower School Librarian

Dana Krein
Humanities Teacher

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Jung Lee
Third Grade Teacher

Krystle Merchant
Director, Community
Engagement & Partnerships

faculty dominic redd

Dominic Redd
Middle School

Patrick Scott
Middle School

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Steven Tejada
Upper School