Our Core Values

Our values describe our shared commitment to what we will prioritize when we are at our best:

Student voice

We commit to authorizing and powering the voice of students. We commit to seeking their ideas, thoughts, and reflections as partners in transforming education.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

We commit to fully engaging in issues of equity to create places where all folks feel connected and heard. We commit to facilitate and confront issues of power and privilege in educational settings.

Educator empowerment

We commit to elevating the profession of teaching through creating incredible experiences that position the teaching profession in highest esteem. We commit to recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent. We commit to creating a space where educators of color thrive.

Strengths

We commit to recognizing, celebrating, and building on the strengths of all individuals that come to our space so that they may deeply engage and grow.

Courage

We commit to setting ambitious goals that are rooted in the belief that ALL students can succeed. We commit to making that vision a reality by working through adversity, discomfort, and inevitable setbacks in order to make meaningful progress.

Optimism

We commit to intentionally creating the conditions where hope and optimism can thrive.