We have an obligation to educate all students, especially the students who are most challenged by poverty or who are most at risk. We differentiate resources and personalize learning to meet the individual needs of students. Because we believe all students can learn, we will not let demographics be an excuse for not providing rigorous content and advanced learning.
Teachers want to work in an environment in which they have some control over that environment – where they can make the decisions that directly impact their ability to accomplish their goals. In this type of culture, leaders may provide direction and some parameters, but decisions around what strategies to employ, which resources to use, and how to monitor progress are left to the teacher. The most effective teachers, in particular, need the freedom to get results without micromanagement.