Policy Statements

List of 4 items.

  • Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

    Gilmour Academy recognizes, embraces, celebrates and values that each member of our community is unique and that diversity is a highly valued principle of our institution. As a school, we are focused on increasing the diversity of the Gilmour community; promoting equal employment opportunities; ensuring nondiscrimination in all aspects of our programming and instruction; and preventing implicit bias in the actions of members of the Gilmour community. Further, we prioritize being an inclusive community that engages groups of diverse individuals and allows them to connect in ways that increase each participant’s awareness, knowledge and empathetic understanding. We are committed to creating an environment where underrepresented populations have equal access to resources and opportunities to learn and grow in the most holistic fashion.
     
    At Gilmour Academy, equal opportunity assumes that the concept of merit, based solely upon a person’s ability to perform their job duties and academic responsibilities, will govern all personnel and educational decisions. Gilmour Academy is committed to achieving equal opportunity through proactive measures, which require intentional efforts to recruit, admit, employ, compensate, understand and promote/transfer members of groups previously underrepresented. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement is meant to ensure equitable opportunities, consideration and treatment for all current and prospective students and employees.
     
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Gilmour Academy is more than mere compliance with laws and regulations. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion benefit our community by promoting an inclusive environment free from constraint on the basis of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family structure, relationships or economic status. Gilmour Academy offers students, faculty, staff and administrators a home rooted in the Holy Cross charisms, specifically hospitality and inclusivity. It is an institution that develops in its community members the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society, as stated in the school’s Mission Statement. Gilmour Academy foster fair and just leadership, expands minds, opens hearts, broadens awareness, refines skills and challenges individuals to grow. Through the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement, we encapsulate these characteristics to make all aware of the value we at Gilmour Academy place on this expected experience. Our task is a focused one that takes on a complex issue; it is one that calls us to demonstrate how diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all areas can directly influence the culture of Gilmour Academy and enhance the experience of its community members. The mission and culture of Gilmour Academy can never be mandated and protected by statements alone. Action is required through the continued use of targeted and specific programs that address both the systemic and systematic oppression facing our society. As a school community, our support for efforts to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion in our student, faculty, staff and administrative populations is continuous and is based upon the following belief:
     
    Diversity, and its inclusive practices, are an educational function of paramount importance to the Gilmour Academy community. Additionally, the value that diverse and inclusive practices and focus provide in the development of our students, faculty, staff and administrative populations aids in creating a world of just, humane, competent and decent individuals.
  • Diversity Statement

    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s focus will be on activities that advance diversity, equity and inclusion beliefs, tools, programs and best practices with the student, faculty, staff and administrative populations of Gilmour Academy to support, promote and create an institution of not only academic excellence, but personal excellence as well.
     
    In building and codifying these and other activities, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will assist the Head of School and Gilmour leadership in making Gilmour Academy a national leader in developing tools and practices that ensure an authentically welcoming, nurturing and inclusive community for all who study, learn, teach and serve here.
     
    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will serve in an advisory capacity in matters of diversity and inclusion for the Head of School. The Office will ensure that the school’s efforts are promoted both throughout our Gilmour Academy community as well as to community partners, responsible parties, experts and leaders in our city, region, nation and the world.
  • Vision Statement

    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leads Gilmour Academy’s efforts in achieving diversity and inclusion, which is among the school’s highest priorities, as it prepares citizens who will work to make a more humane and just society at the community, regional, national and global levels.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    Gilmour Academy does not discriminate in its hiring or admission on the basis of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family structure, relationships or economic status.

Recommended Reading

  • Diversity Reading List
    This reading list focuses on authors and works that promote critical thinking within the realm of diversity, equity and inclusion.
     
    Do you have a book recommendation for the Diversity Reading List? Email NaNetta at hullumn@gilmour.org.

Clubs and Committees

List of 3 items.

  • Black Student Alliance

    Led by Kendall Long '23.
     
    Mission–To clear ignorance from the mind, and negativity from the heart. We are here to help others understand the culture of people of color, especially Black people. In that, we help the world become more understanding and tolerant.
     
    Vision–A world where critical conversations occur and create an environment where we educate the mind and empower the heart so ignorance is no more.
      
    Purpose–To educate others to create a more tolerant and judgement-free atmosphere for people to come with questions and for us to provide answers about race, ethnicity, culture and justice as they relate to people of color.
     
    The group meets Wednesdays during Mod 3 and discusses issues and solutions related to black culture and how we can work as a community to find solutions. The meetings are open to everyone, no matter your gender or ethnicity. The group also hosts events such as potlucks and speakers. All events are open to the GA community.
     
    The group is off to a strong start, focused on addressing Gilmour's diversity and inclusion and creating programs and events that ensure we are creating a more tolerant and understanding atmosphere for all people.
     
  • Justice and Equity Committee

  • Linked Up

    Gilmour's Linked Up club aims to raise Autism Awareness. A team participates in the annual Autism Speaks Walk to fundraise in an effort to have a voice with legislators, access information and resources, support research and medical discovery, and help fund local services through the mission of Autism Speaks.

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of NaNetta Hullum

    Ms. NaNetta Hullum 

    Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    (440) 473-8000 x4005
    Bio
  • Photo of Vincent Bonacci

    Mr. Vincent Bonacci 

    Director of Admission
    (440) 473-8054 (internal 1400)
  • Photo of Lindsay Chiellino

    Mrs. Lindsay Chiellino 

    School Counselor, LS; Head Coach-MS Volleyball
    (440) 473-8000 x6124
  • Photo of Whitney Daly

    Mrs. Whitney Daly 

    Director of Mission Integration
    (440) 473-8000 x4030

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Edmondson

    Ms. Elizabeth Edmondson 

    Director of the Upper School
    (440) 473-8065 (internal 4012)
  • Photo of David Pfundstein

    Mr. David Pfundstein 93

    Dean of Student Life and Leadership
    (440) 473-8090 (internal 4002)
  • Photo of Tymothy Tagliaferro

    Dr. Tymothy Tagliaferro Ed.D. 

    Director of the Middle School/Associate Director, Upper School
    (440) 473-8139 (internal x5000

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

Campus Addresses
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