About Us

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

Recognizing and appreciating the richness of the diversity in our community, St Edmund’s Academy is committed to fostering a community-oriented environment where students, families, faculty, and staff members feel welcome, valued and appreciated. Where they are affirmed of human dignity and assured of equal access to educational opportunities.

At St. Edmund’s, we educate our students to become leaders of strong character grounded in our Core Values so that they may develop cultural understanding, respect for differing perspectives, and social responsibility.

We champion a curriculum that espouses the equitable, inclusive qualities found in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), preparing our students for active participation and citizenship in the interdependent world.

Our Students & Community

Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at St. Edmund’s Academy enable us to fulfill an important element of our strategic plan, which commits us to “cultivate a culturally competent, diverse, and welcoming community”. These efforts also further our expressed desire to ensure that all students and faculty, particularly those historically underrepresented, use their voices and thrive.

Since 1947, our focus on both academic and character education has served as our distinguishing trademark in Pittsburgh. Throughout the years, that reputation has evolved to include our diverse population as a key element to our unique identity.
 

Our Faculty & Staff

St. Edmund’s Academy Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Supports the school’s efforts to offer a culturally competent, diverse, and welcoming community for all constituents. 
  • Designs, markets, and oversees programs for students and families that promote inclusivity. 
  • Oversees student life initiatives promoting a vibrant, caring, and fun experience. 

Chair:
Marian Lien, Director of Education for Inclusion and Global Awareness

Group Members:
Chad Barnett, Head of School
Taylor Hollins, Kindergarten Lead Teacher, FAME Liaison
Susan Miller, Director of Early Childhood & Lower School
Elizabeth Patterson, Director of Social and Emotional Health
Kevin Reid, Director of Athletics
David Roscher, Assistant Director of the Upper School
 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action at St. Edmund’s Academy

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    • Community Voices:

      Torey B.- Graduation Speech 2020

    • Community Voices:

      BSU Unsung Heroes- Black History Month

    • Community Voices:

      Lunar New Year Celebration at SEA

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion News

Community Contact

    • Marian Lien, Director of Education for Inclusion and Global Awareness, joined St. Edmund’s Academy to guide the school’s Signature Experience program and affiliation with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With a background in social justice and diversity education, and a commitment to public service woven throughout her career, Ms. Lien brings a thoughtful and strategic awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion work to SEA. She has a Bachelor of Science from University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh.

      “When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.”

      Marian Lien, Director of Education for Inclusion and Global Awareness, joined St. Edmund’s Academy to guide the school’s Signature Experience program and affiliation with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With a background in social justice and diversity education, and a commitment to public service woven throughout her career, Ms. Lien brings a thoughtful and strategic awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion work to SEA. She has a Bachelor of Science from University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh.

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