Healthy, More Inclusive School Culture
Every day our kids are in school, we’re challenging them with new content and experiences, and we’re asking them to take risks. That can be a tall order, especially when students don’t feel safe, valued, and supported; real learning and growth simply won’t happen.
That’s why school culture is so important. I’ve visited schools across the country that are getting this right, and I’ve seen what happens when staff, students, and families work together to create an environment where each member of the school community is known, valued, feels connected, and is properly supported to engage and achieve. The results include higher levels of student achievement and engagement, increased parent involvement in their children’s learning, greater job satisfaction for educators, and decreases in youth risk behaviors.
As a School Board member, I will: