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Vision of Ideal School

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Sofia Hibbs

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Transcript of Vision of Ideal School

Safe, Positive, Culturally Vibrant School Climate
SHARED VISION:
Focus on Individual Needs & Development of Students
SHARED VISION:
Creation of a College Going Culture
(High Expectations for all Students)
SHARED VISION:
Empowerment, Self Advocacy and Hope
SHARED VISION:
CORE VALUES
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:
PHILOSOPHY OF LEADERSHIP:
DATA & RESEARCH
STRATEGIES & TACTICS:
We are committed to:
providing equity of access
developing responsive, challenging and engaging instruction
using technology effectively
addressing the needs of the whole child
providing students opportunities to become bilingual
broadening students' real-world experiences
putting our students' needs at the center of all decisions
engaging families as partners in the education
partnering with Stanford University
involving & serving the larger East Palo Alto community
Our students will develop skills, strategies and dispositions so that all students become contributing members of their community and active leaders in solving real world problems.

Our students will welcome challenges, develop persistence in solving problems, try new strategies, show initiative in seeking out information and seek to understand others' perspectives.
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:
Our program will enable students to become self motivated, competent, life-long learners who believe they can make a difference in society.

The distinguishing habits of mind and action that will support students in achieving academic success, self regulated learning and collaborative problem solving are:
personal responsibility
social responsibility
critical and creative thinking
communication
application of knowledge
OUR TEACHERS:
Credibility is the foundation of leadership:
honest
competent
forward looking
inspiring
supportive

"Our instructional leaders endeavor to maintain and improve their professional competence by all means, including but not limited to participating in appropriate local, state and national educational associations and their activities."
Our teachers meet all requirements for employment set forth in applicable provisions of law, including California credential requirements as applicable to to charter schools.

Specific requirements include:
dedication to developing the schools' program
commitment to working with parents as educational partners
willingness to become a leader as well as a teacher/coach
knowledge of developmental needs of our students
sensitivity to social emotional needs of our specific demographic
willingness to plan cooperatively with colleagues
willingness to be trained in the use of different curricula, instructional strategies and technologies
willingness to work with Stanford University faculty and students on research and development activities
Budget: Through an Equity Lens
restorative justice program
community peace BBQs
community partnerships
sports as a vehicle to build school pride and spirit
advisory program
focus on social emotional education
mental health services
project-based learning
exhibitions
heterogeneous class groupings
office hours
all students take A-G classes
Early College Program (with Canada College)
college tours
Stanford partnership
Full time social worker
culturally responsive curriculum
autonomy over curriculum, pacing and exhibition projects
building students' self esteem and belief in themselves as academicians
professional learning community/cross-curricular collaboration
teachers encouraged to take on leadership roles
Strategy: Enhance Rigor
Tactics:
vertical articulation with local middle schools
creation of graduation profile
professional development for teachers
peer coaching
STRATEGIES & TACTICS:
Strategy: Increase Leadership Opportunities for Students
Tactics:
creation of student government program
student membership on school site counsel
student lead and created organizations
STRATEGIES & TACTICS:
Strategy: Continue to Foster Positive School Climate
Tactics:
conflict mediation training for teachers and students
youth court program
community celebrations
focus on athletics
Goal: college readiness
Goals: 21st century skills & ownership in school community
Goals: safe and productive learning space & students become positive change agents in the community
support provided for students who need it
SpEd Resources
ELD
class size
"Leadership is in the eyes of other people; it is they who proclaim you as a leader."
- Carrie Gilstrap, Hewlett-Packard
(Kouzes- Posner, p.27)
Decline in Suspensions
(% of students that received one or more suspensions)
Improvements in Student Performance
Thank You
questions...
CST Performance
East Palo Alto Academy
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