Team Mission, Motto, Norms

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In the spirit of finding treasures: “No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure." - Emma Goldman

Team Mission Statement

Our mission is to work collaboratively as a team to accelerate student learning by focusing on mastery of academic content standards, research-based instruction, and data-driven decisions, within an engaging, safe, and friendly environment. Our ultimate goal is to inspire a sense of wonder, curiosity, and love of learning in all of our students and ... instill in them the knowledge that they are highly capable of personal success and truly cared for by their teachers.


Team Motto

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Together we will get there however we can! (Get there, meaning get to student achievement using all traditional and innovative strategies, techniques and methods.) This site is always under construction and continuous collaborative efforts. All roads, rails, and routes are determined based upon unique needs of students. Some paths must be rerouted in order to find success!

Ten Team Norms / Aims / Intentions

We aim to hold one another accountable with the following team norms:

1. We aim to attend and be on time to all team meetings and to keep members informed if unable to attend.
2. We aim ourselves toward mutual trust, respect, and support as a professional learning community.
3. We aim to speak directly to team members we may have conflict with and keep lines of communication open and honest.
4. We aim to equitably share the responsibilities of 4th grade teachers.
5. We aim to welcome and respect one another's viewpoints and opinions.
6. We aim to support one another with ideas, suggestions & guidance regarding students, parents, teaching methods and strategies.
7. We aim to review and discuss student work and student assessments to guide and inform instruction.
8. We aim to share personal expertise and abilities, assisting one another as needed.
9. We aim to encourage one another to lead balanced lives.
10. We aim to be gracious and forgiving of inevitable human error :)
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