Equity & Inclusion

Many Voices, One Purpose

Newark Academy is an inclusive community composed of an exceptional faculty dedicated to encouraging a global perspective that empowers students to develop a depth of character, innovative thinking, and commitment to service.

Newark Academy welcomes and celebrates diversity and brings individuals together in an atmosphere where all are valued. We like to say that we have many voices but one purpose. Together, we learn and grow not just as students and faculty but as citizens of the world, acknowledging, embracing, discussing and respecting our differences.

E&I Team

The mission of Newark Academy’s Equity and Inclusion Student Leadership Team is to promote diversity, equity and justice throughout the school community.

The team is comprised of students who have successfully applied to join the team, faculty representatives in both Middle and Upper Schools, and administrators. Together, the group works to create new programs and expand existing ones in conjunction with the Academy’s strategic diversity initiatives.

Members of the EIT serve as ambassadors for –and group leaders in– the work of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (EIT).


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  • Faculty and Staff Members

    Kristin Duszak, Associate Dean of Student Life
    Rochelle Edwards, Upper School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
    Pegeen Galvin-Scott, Dean of Students
    Gardy Guiteau, Director of Equity and Inclusion
    Melissa Miller, Associate Director of Admission
    Elizabeth Takyi, Alumni Relations Associate
    Hernando Santamaria, Middle School Equity Inclusion Coordinator
  • Student Members

    Tiffany Agkpo '21
    Lucy Alaeto '22
    Juliet Bu '23
    Henry Chandonnet '21
    Pravan Chakravarthy '21
    Haniya Cheema '21
    Drew France '22
    Lauren Freed '22
    Amaani Jetley '22
    Penelope Jennings '22
    Jeffery Keys '21
    Kieri Keys '24
    Marie Kung '23
    Alexa Guastello '21
    Elan Lakes '21
    Isadora Martinez '24
    Jordan McCray-Robinson ‘21
    Nicole Pesquin '21
    Jacqueline Rodriguez '21
    Ashna Shah '23
    Yasmeena Sharif '23
    Kristin Tsay '21
    Kaitlin Weiss '21
    Monica Zhang '21
    Andrew Zhang '22
    Albert Zhou '22
    Silvy Zhou '22

Meet the Office of Equity and Inclusion Staff

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  • Photo of Gardy Guiteau

    Gardy Guiteau 

    Director of Equity & Inclusion
    Brandeis University - B.A.
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Rochelle Edwards

    Rochelle Edwards 

    Chair, Humanities Department Chair; Upper School E&I Coordinator
    Rice University - B.A.
    Ohio Northern University - J.D. with distinction
    University of South Carolina - Ph.D. (ABD)
  • Photo of Hernando Santamaria

    Hernando Santamaria 

    NA Faculty, Boys' Varsity Soccer Head Coach, Middle School E&I Coordinator
    St. Peter's College - B.A.
    Mercy College - M.A.
Shaping independent education for grades 6-12 in Northern New Jersey