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Indian Creek School values, celebrates, and respects diversity in race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic means, abilities, affinities, and learning strengths. We strive to create a safe environment without judgment, where students can recognize their self-worth, and appreciate all others as contributing members of the global community.

Indian Creek School is committed to building diversity as a core value of our community and fostering an inclusive environment in which all members of the school community are understood, valued, respected, and affirmed.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just goals that we aspire to at Indian Creek. It's who we are. 

Students of all ages learn best in a diverse and inclusive community. At Indian Creek, we are able to see the world differently because we are part of an intentional community characterized by diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. We embrace our collective diversity as one of our greatest strengths, and we strive to build a school community where every member feels heard, valued, and a sense of belonging.

This commitment is an ongoing, community-wide effort, which impacts every facet of school life.  From curriculum, to student life, to hiring, and community education initiatives, Indian Creek seeks to explore questions and encourage conversations about race, equality, and empowerment. ICS students and adults strive to raise awareness about political discourse and injustices that affect people from our community to around the world. Through these efforts, they learn to navigate the intricacies of the larger world, to express themselves and their beliefs, to celebrate difference, and, above all, to listen to each other.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Team

To ensure that Indian Creek's efforts towards diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the forefront of the School's vision, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team comprised of administrators, faculty, staff, and trustees.  The primary responsibility of the DEI team is to foster and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment for all.  

What does this mean?
Indian Creek's DEI team is dedicated to holding our students, our faculty, and our administration accountable for our actions - and sometimes our inactions - in creating an inclusive environment, free of micro-agressions and biases. The DEI team provides awareness opportunities, alliance groups, professional development, and community education regarding cultural competency and awareness.

It is everyone's responsibility to make Indian Creek School the best place to learn for all students.

NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism Survey (2020-21)
  • Assess Indian Creek's current level of inclusivity as perceived by multiple constituencies
  • Assist in meeting diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • Reflect on success in existing diversity and multicultural programs and initiatives
  • Highlight areas of need, whether in curriculum, infrastructure, governance, or services
Faculty Training regarding Cultural Competency
  • Implicit Bias training
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness
Curricular Audit
  • Ensure the inclusion of a diversity of perspective and representation in the ICS curriculum, as well as ensuring that themes and skills reflect the school’s values of inclusiveness. 
Increase Diversity of Faculty, Staff, and Administration

Creation and Promotion of Alliance Groups

Provide Resources for All Constituencies

Meet the DEI Team

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Douglass McCuiston

    Douglass McCuiston 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Grade 11 Dean; Upper School Faculty - History, Human Dev
  • Photo of John Argilan

    John Argilan 

    Lower School Faculty - Fifth Grade Teacher
    (410) 923-3660
  • Photo of Becca Derry

    Becca Derry 

    Upper School Faculty - English, Human Development, & Writing Lab Teacher; Remote Learning Advisor
  • Photo of Todd Kerr

    Todd Kerr 

    Upper School Faculty - Mathematics; Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach
    (410) 849-5151
  • Photo of Booth Kyle

    Booth Kyle 

    Head of School
    (410) 849-5151
  • Photo of Casey  Madison

    Casey  Madison 

    Lower School Faculty: Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
  • Photo of Tiffany McCormick

    Tiffany McCormick 

    Director of Communication & Special Projects
    (410) 849-5151
  • Photo of Erika Strickland

    Erika Strickland 

    Middle School Faculty - English & History Teacher
    (410) 923-3660
  • Photo of Eliza McLaren

    Eliza McLaren 

    Associate Head of School; Upper School Principal
  • Photo of John Bonhom

    John Bonhom 

    Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and External Affairs
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.