Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dexter Southfield is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community where all members are valued and respected for their individual differences and unique talents.

We welcome and celebrate diversity of all kinds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religious practice, socio-economic status, physical ability, and cultural identity.   

We believe that a range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experience enriches the learning experience for all members of our community. We encourage our students to be their authentic selves and to cultivate empathy and compassion for others. We believe that an appreciation for differences is woven into the hallmarks of a Dexter Southfield student—character, confidence, and compassion—and is an intrinsic trait of future leaders. 

We seek team members who create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace and who actively support an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, diverse identities and perspectives, and respect for all voices. Visit our Careers page to learn more about available positions. 

At Dexter Southfield, our work is always guided by the School's motto, 'Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.' I apply this same lens to our diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations and initiatives. We will never be complacent, and we will always want to do our best, with the understanding that this critical work should never stop. 

Jemmel Billingslea, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Jemmel Billingslea

Jemmel Billingslea

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, PreK-Class 12