Core Values

We assume personal responsibility for ambitious outputs that support our
mission and serve families. We use results as self-reflective tools for our
improvement, and we ground our performance and decision-making in data.
We eliminate barriers that get in the way of operating simply, quickly, and
effectively. Excellence is always the goal, and good is the enemy of great.
We assume the best in people and focus on what we can do to honor and
support them. We treat our students, families, staff, and all external parties
with esteem and understanding. We express gratitude and appreciation.
We do what we say we’ll do. We communicate relevant information as far in
advance as possible, maximizing transparency, clarity, and candor. We are
specific about plans to fulfill responsibilities and promises, we communicate
the completion of tasks, and we own mistakes when we make them.
We believe diverse teams perform better and get the best results for our
students. We seek diverse voices and welcome a variety of perspectives in
order to arrive at the best decisions. We make people feel included and
reach out to bring others in, creating a culture where individuals of every
background can contribute in unique ways to deliver on our mission. We
examine ourselves to ensure that our practices and beliefs lead to equitable
outcomes for all.
We assume we can be better and put aside ego for the sake of improvement.
We treat our work as a continual study in our own reinvention. We willingly
reflect on our practice, seek accountability, and reject entitlement. Our fun
is about laughing at our experiences and ourselves. We find strength in
vulnerability, and we fail well.