Audrey W.Clark Elementary School
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As Principal I pledge....
I will put students first. I’ll always remember why I chose education, to be part of a cause bigger than myself and to have a positive impact on the future of our society. Creating opportunities for children has been and will continue to be my top priority.
I will be visible. I will be in hallways, classrooms, and at events as much as my schedule allows. I will make it a point to get to know and be available to staff, students, and families.
I will engage our community. Parents are vital partners to our work. I will do my part to build partnerships with our families and other community partnerships.
I will listen. Listening to all stakeholders involved in our school community is extremely valuable. I recognize the importance of communicating and sharing ideas to foster a positive learning environment for our school community
I will be direct. I will clearly articulate my expectations, views and values so that everyone knows and begins to understand my perspective. I will communicate regularly to ensure we are all “on the same page”.
I will empower. To be a leader, you must build the leadership capacity of others. I will work with every member of the staff to push beyond their comfort zone and to further their own professional development. I will trust staff members to be professionals, and will not hesitate to praise good work. Empowerment is not only for staff but for our students as well. We need to empower and motivate our students to show them what they can do when they work hard.
I will represent and advocate for our school in my actions, appearance, and words. You can count on me taking my role as Principal seriously and will do my best to advocate for the needs of our school community.
My vision will extend beyond standardized tests. As a school, we are well aware that we must meet state requirements and comply with legislative mandates. While I take this very seriously as a leader and as a professional, I still know that our goal is learning and growth for all of our students, and that many of the important lessons we teach are “not on the test.”
Let’s work together and make this year a successful one!