Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

St. Stephen's is committed to providing a diverse learning experience

St. Stephen’s supports diversity as an essential component of a quality education that encourages respect for and empowerment of the individual and discourages the formation of stereotypes and prejudices. Through our steadfast commitment to diversity, St. Stephen’s broadens the educational experience of all students. St. Stephen’s further believes that our commitment to diversity is an ongoing process, which will continue to strengthen and enhance our school community.

The school actively seeks students from a variety of backgrounds and from all areas of Austin. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and we support and nurture their differences as well as work to prepare them for their future contributions to our increasingly diverse world.


In many ways, diversity is the foundation of the curriculum of St. Stephen’s. Through readings, classroom discussions and movies and through lessons taught at every grade level, multiple voices and differing backgrounds at SSES are integral to our strong academic program.

In Remembrance of Yvonne Adams

Yvonne Adams took over as St. Stephen's first director of diversity in 2010, and began coordinating and guiding the diversity efforts that were already underway. She served as the director of equity & inclusion and was appointed to the school's senior administrative team from 2018 up until her passing in November of 2023. 
Yvonne was instrumental in teaching students, staff, and faculty how to navigate difficult conversations about a range of topics — from bigotry and hatred, to DACA and deportation, to protecting the human rights of natural disaster victims. Ultimately, she wanted to move students beyond tolerance to true understanding so that they would become independent learners and responsible and compassionate citizens of the world. 

Read more about Yvonne's life and legacy at SSES here.

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Marsha Elliott

    Marsha Elliott 

    Director of Equity and Inclusion
    Boston College - M.A.
    Rice University - B.A.
  • Photo of Dustin Armstrong

    Dustin Armstrong 

    Girls Basketball Program Director
    University of Texas at Austin - B.S.
  • Photo of Aimée Eyer-Delevett

    Aimée Eyer-Delevett 

    Chaplain and Theology Instructor
    General Theological Seminary - S.T.M.
    Candler School of Theology at Emory University - M.Div.
    Wellesely College - B.A.
  • Photo of Juliann Johnson

    Juliann Johnson 

    Girls Volleyball Program Manager, Athletics Information Director
    University of Texas at Austin - B.S.
  • Photo of Aaron Snyder

    Aaron Snyder 

    St. Stephen's Episcopal School
    English Teacher
    Columbia University - M.Ed.
    Middlebury College - M.A.
    Princeton University - B.A.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213