IES Values Recognition Program
- Presume positive intent; listen to one another and ask clarifying questions, if needed.
- Honor and value the opinions, cultures, and values of all members within the school community.
- In times of disagreement, be tough on the issue, not on the person in a non-judgmental way.
- Communicate in a direct, timely, and respectful manner realizing what you do affects others.
- Intentionally connect with all stakeholders to instill a sense of acceptance and belonging.
- Provide a culturally sensitive environment that includes relevant teaching strategies, individual accommodations, looking beyond assumptions, and participation in collaborative discussions for all.
- Strive to do the right things for the right reasons, even when it’s hard.
- Keep our promises, even if it takes extra effort.
- Speak truth to others and expect them to do the same with us.
- Approach all problems with a positive and “can do” attitude and not be limited by our challenges or past experiences.
- Continuously evaluate and adjust individual student plans to ensure students are not limited by their challenges or past experiences.
- Support and encourage one another in good times and in times of struggle.
- Be adaptable and flexible in the achievement of district, building, and staff goals.
- Inspire growth in ourselves and others by sharing new ideas, being open to and seeking new opportunities for growth and change, and taking risks in order to improve outcomes.
- Engaging in self-evaluation to recognize one’s strengths and opportunities for growth and creating plans for professional growth.
- Sharing the workload among all stakeholders.
- Be relied upon to fulfill our commitments and responsibilities.
- All stakeholders share and have a voice in the educational programming for each student.
- Recognize that no one of us is as good as all of us by supporting each other through: sharing information, concerns, ideas, resources, and questions; by planning together, and by putting the team’s goals before our own.
- Have the courage to hold each other accountable and grow together, for example, by being open to giving and receiving feedback.
- Provide intentional high quality academic and non-academic support to every student, every day.
- Actively engaging in opportunities to improve and evolve as an organization.