Two components of MNPS' Instructional Framework are positive culture and distributed leadership. Danette Warren, Whites Creek High School Freshman Academy Principal, began addressing these two areas by having her team included in the development of vision and mission statements for their academy.
Using the collaborative inquiry process, Dr. Margie Johnson facilitated the one hour meeting during their academy planning time. Below are their current vision and mission statements and if you would like to read more about the process, go to http://www.mnpscollaboration.org/whites-creek-high-freshman-academy-vision-and-mission.html
WCHS Freshman Academy will be a bridge to success for students on their journey through high school and beyond.
Our mission is to promote a welcoming, safe, caring and supportive environment to prepare our scholars to become successful and productive citizens by providing them with educational opportunities and experiences on their journey through high school.
(While we did not get to draft the mission statement during the planning meeting, team members submitted drafts and a consensus was reached via online voting. This statement is the current draft. They do plan to revise it in the next meeting.)
If you have a story about collaborative inquiry to share and/or would like support with the collaborative inquiry process, please contact Dr. Margie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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