Culture of Excellence

Students, teachers and district leaders commit to a culture of excellence where collaboration and relationships are valued as essential to all we do; where standards of excellence, including high expectations for all, are co-constructed and revisited routinely with students, staff, and community in an inclusive, meaningful process; where deficit-thinking is replaced by strength-based decision-making and approaches to learning; where predictability of student outcomes by race, income or native language are eliminated; where opportunities for growth and continuous improvement are provided at every turn for students and staff; and leaders are intentional and tireless in their pursuit of educational equity and excellence.

Key Initiatives:

  1. Develop and establish School Quality Standards of Excellence for all schools.
  2. Develop and establish Leadership Standards of Excellence for all district and school leaders
  3. Develop and establish new expectations and practices to advance a more strength based, personalized learning approach to ensure that all students are achieving to their potential.
  4. Develop and acquire funding to establish the Whaler Institute professional learning center, grounded in NL’s core beliefs, values, standards, and commitment to equity, and the essential knowledge and skills unique to New London public schools
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