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Core Values

Curiosity

We have a deep interest in learning.  We eliminate barriers that get in the way of new perspectives, unparalleled growth, and reflection. We assume we can be better and put aside ego for the sake of innovation. Excellence is always the goal, and good is the enemy of great. We willingly reflect on our practice, seek accountability, and reject entitlement. We find strength in vulnerability, and we fail well.

Optimism

We love our school and we find joy in each other. We hold a deep belief in our children and communities. We go after our mission with hope & expectancy, despite inequities & obstacles. We root our aspirations in commitment and persistence. We act with high expectations, urgency, and a long-term view.

Grit

We operate with a sense of possibility and remain resilient in the face of challenges. We establish bold goals and assume responsibility for results. We work in purposeful, disciplined, and strategic ways. We ground ourselves in data and refuse to accept the status quo.

Teamwork

We value diversity in our team and believe it is critical to our success. We make people feel included and reach out to bring others in around a common goal. We welcome a variety of perspectives and assume the best when challenging or disagreeing with others. We express gratitude and support each other to be our best.