Meet the Equity and Inclusion Team

To help us best integrate equity and inclusion into our educational practices, Catlin Gabel’s Equity and Inclusion team has defined roles that support the entire community. The team looks forward to meeting and working with you, and welcomes your questions. 

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Dr. Connie Kim-Gervey

Director of Equity and Inclusion

Connie develops and supports that integrate equity and inclusion across the school, including the Strategic Plan, in partnership with other Administrative Team Leaders. She works with employees, students, and parents to help students and families, especially those of historically-underrepresented identities, have their best possible Catlin Gabel experiences. She is also working to strengthen community partnerships with other Pacific Northwest DEI leaders and organizations, including the NWAIS consortium POCIS Seattle (People of Color in Independent Schools).

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Tegan Morton

Assistant Director Of Inclusive Teaching And Learning

Tegan offers instructional coaching for teachers and teaching departments, develops frameworks that link equitable teaching with student learning, co-creates equity and inclusion curriculum, and is piloting ways to leverage data for equitable decision-making. She collaborates with school leaders to integrate equity into priorities and initiatives and is building guidelines for "educating for democracy," a key principle of progressive education to support equitable outcomes.

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Jewell Sparks

Assistant Director Of Inclusive Student Programs

Jewell works closely with the Director of Equity & Inclusion, school leadership, and faculty to create, implement, and support programming with an emphasis on inclusion for all students. She builds relationships with all students, particularly those of historically-underrepresented identities, to support them thriving at Catlin Gabel School. Jewell also collaborates on policies and design structures and programs to help Catlin Gabel School students respectfully co-exist as responsible community members.