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Key Affirmations

for Certified Personnel and School Administrators

Key Affirmations - Certified Staff

·         I believe every child can learn.

·         I will serve as a professional educator in any school in the Huntsville City School system. As such, I expect to:

o   Serve within my school’s professional learning community focused upon collaborative learning to advance student intellectual, moral, behavioral, and physical development.

o   Help create a problem-solving, outcomes-focused culture that embraces continuous process improvement and rejects excuses for low rates of student achievement growth.

o   Be held accountable for student achievement growth based upon progress monitoring, benchmark assessments, and other student data. As such, I will:

§  Employ research-based instructional strategies that clearly align curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student progress reporting with higher-order student proficiency standards.

§  Focus instruction upon student attainment of common core standards that align with college and career readiness.

§  Create an environment designed to prepare children to enter educational and work settings characterized by continuous change and the need for life-long learning.

§  Work to raise the achievement of top performing students and accelerate the learning of lower performing students so as to close the proficiency gap now evident in Huntsville City Schools.

o   Serve as a model for students in my communications with others, in my conduct, and in my appearance.

·         I will employ technology and other resources to create a differentiated learning environment that supports the varied learning needs of students.

·         As a professional educator, I understand that cultural diversity fosters and sustains inclusive learning environments that enrich education and fosters development of higher level thinking and collaboration skills that will be vital to the success of our students in college and in their careers.

·         I will work collaboratively with administrators, parents, and community members to create learning opportunities matched to my students’ needs.

 


Key Affirmations - School Administrators

·         I believe every child can learn. I will demonstrate this belief through a clear instructional focus founded upon high expectations for student achievement.

·         I will serve as an educational leader in any school in the Huntsville City School system. As such, I will:

o   Serve as the leader of my school’s professional learning community focused upon collaborative learning to advance student intellectual, moral, behavioral, and physical development.

o   Build a problem-solving, outcomes-focused culture that embraces continuous process improvement and rejects excuses for low rates of student achievement growth.

o   Expect to be held accountable for student achievement growth based upon progress monitoring, benchmark assessments, and other student data. As such, I will:

§  Employ research-based instructional strategies that clearly align curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student progress reporting with higher-order student proficiency standards.

§  Focus instruction upon student attainment of common core standards that align with college and career readiness.

§  Create an environment designed to prepare children to enter educational and work settings characterized by continuous change and the need for life-long learning.

§  Work to raise the achievement of top performing students and accelerate the learning of lower performing students so as to close the proficiency gap now evident in Huntsville City Schools.

o   Serve as a model of professionalism for staff and students in my communication with others, in my conduct, and in my appearance.

·         I will employ technology and other resources to create differentiated learning environments that support the varied learning needs of students.

·         As a professional educator, I understand that cultural diversity fosters and sustains inclusive learning environments that enrich education and engenders development of higher level student thinking and collaboration skills that will be vital to the success of our students in college and in their careers.

·         I will work collaboratively with administrators, parents, and community members to create learning opportunities matched to my students’ needs.

 

     

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Huntsville City Board of Education will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. For more information contact: Belinda.Williams@hsv-k12.org (256)428-6836.