I was asked by Joe Nathan from the Center for School Change, “What are one or two of the most important ethics or principles that you use as an educator? ” Coop members can I get a sentence on this question to help him craft an article?
My response: I am there to serve the students, parents, community and staff. The school exists for students. It is their school. In that vein, we look at each student as an individual. Our tag line: students first adult egos last. In this recent budget debate, I rarely hear an articulated vision about the role of education and what education should be imparting to the kids we teach. There needs to be shift from top down mandates to local and sustainable solutions.