Through teamwork, experience, and innovation we develop, test, document, and evaluate lessons and best practices. We document and share everything we learn online and in our professional development trainings.
MISSION AND STRATEGY IS THE METRIC
In every decision, our mission and our specific objectives are our key consideration.
While our style as individuals and as a team might be easy going, our attitude towards our work is extremely professional – we seek to maintain the highest standards of quality, depth of delivery, productivity, and effectiveness.
WE HAVE FUN!
We bring positivity, joy, and laughter to our work with each other. We get our jobs done, we do great work, and we have an incredible amount of fun doing it. We also respect the power of the reset button :).
WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY
We aim to have transparency and openness. Every team member is able and encouraged to weigh in and contribute to ideas and decisions. The team respects decisions, regardless of initial personal views, and endeavors to implement them with excellence.
WE ARE ALL STUDENTS
We approach our work with humility and the recognition that sometimes failure is the best teacher. We value curiosity, experimentation, and messy thinking.
CHERISH FEEDBACK AND OFFER IT RESPONSIBLY
We believe in iterative learning and professional growth. When we give feedback, we do so constructively.
We respect and care for each other and our community. We are thoughtful and aware of how we impact others.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING OUR CULTURAL HUMILITY
Individually and organizationally, we explore the impact of culture and identity on the schooling experience, examine the influence of race, power, and privilege on the educational process, and seek culturally responsive pedagogy and practices to ensure access for all students, especially those historically underserved by the educational system. We engage families as collaborators in this process and aim to create physical and emotional spaces that reflect and celebrate the diversity of our community.
WE CELEBRATE THE POWER OF FOOD
Food connects people, places, ideas, and the natural world. We recognize the richness of food in its complexity and seek to learn about our own and others’ relationships to food with curiosity and an open mind. We believe food sustains body and spirit. We champion food that supports the wellbeing of farmers, communities, and the planet.