Diversity at Inly

Our Statement on Diversity

Inly School fosters global citizenship by being a community that represents, explores, and honors a diverse mix of experience and expression. Multicultural education and practice is the responsibility and privilege of every member of the Inly community. Inly actively seeks faculty, families, and leadership who embrace and practice skills that reflect our Montessori core values of grace, courtesy, respect, compassion, and empathy.

Council on Diversity and Equity

The members of Inly's Council on Diversity and Equity (CDE) are a resource for the school community, providing tools and trainings for teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community members on topics related to diversity.
Council Members
Katy Sullivan (CDE Co-Chair; Board of Trustees; P ’22, ’22)
Paran Quigley (CDE Co-Chair; Middle School Teacher)

Stacey Best (P ’22)
Patrick Brisbane (P ’19, ’19, ’23)
Tara Calianos (Upper Elementary Teacher; P'10)
Anna Cooper (’04)
Shannon Harper-Bison (Board of Trustees, P ’16, ’18, ’21, ’24)
Jimmy Juste (Office of Inclusion)
Julie Kelly-Detwiler (Assistant Head of School; P ’03, ’07)
Michelle Mathai (Lower Elementary Program Director)
Donna Milani Luther (Head of School)
Gustavo Lutterbach (P ’18)
Amy Martell (P ’20, ’22)
Lory Newmyer (Board of Trustees; P ’99, ’02, ’04)
Amanda Pillsbury (Upper Elementary Program Director)
Ron Rodericks (P ’20)
Shelley Sommer (Head Librarian; Middle School Literature and Writing; P ’09)
Nancy St. John (Children's House Teacher, After School Program Director)

MCODE 2017


Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 am–3:00 pm
Inly School

Details of the event and registration info will be available in the fall! 

CDE History

List of 4 items.

  • 2011

    “Diversity Task Force” is established in response to AISNE’s recommendations about defining and deeply engaging with “diversity.”
  • 2012

    • Monthly meetings spent building a safe space for the group, learning about diversity and multicultural education through readings, discussions, films, etc.
    • Welcomed Robert Principe, an independent consultant specializing in diversity in schools, to Inly for workshops with faculty, parents, and Board of Trustees.
    • Worked on a self-study of what diversity looks like at Inly now (and what it might look like in the future).
    • Officially changed our name to Inly’s Council on Diversity and Equity (CDE).
  • 2013

    • Panel discussion at Inly on diversity and other strategic visions, featuring Ralph Wales of the Gordon School.
    • Focus on diverse student and faculty recruiting.
    • Submitted proposals for conferences.
    • Continued discussion about questions that have come up through our research.
  • 2014

    • Engaged more community members through faculty training, parent insight events, and monthly newsletter articles.
    • Developed three-year plan to implement diversity initiatives at Inly as part of strategic plan.
    • Co-hosted a brand new Montessori Conference on Diversity and Equity (MCODE) with Lexington Montessori School, at Inly. MCODE featured workshops for middle school students and their teachers, as well as workshops for parents with children of all ages.


Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.