Our Mission and Values

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Our Mission and Values

Improving education for every learner


Our mission is to develop and foster educational excellence and opportunity for all learners through collaboration and leadership.

We are a community of innovative and effective professionals dedicated to improving education. We know that everyone is a learner, and we know how to create classrooms and other environments in which every learner can flourish. We know how to reach, inspire, support, and educate children, youth and adults, and we help others to do the same. 

We believe:

The common thread through all our work is that obstacles to learning can be overcome, and once that happens, learning is natural for everyone.

The emotional and social development needs of children and youth must be addressed if they are to succeed in school, and consequently, in life.

The principles and practices of social justice, equity and inclusion are foundational to our organization.

They have always been critical to our mission. To guide that work, we have adopted four principles as an organization:

  • A culture of community and care
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Self-awareness and Growth
  • Action and Transformation

Learn more about our Social Justice and Equity work.

Every child deserves the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential.