During my 17 years in public education I have developed, and now embrace, a belief set that drives my practice and is the foundation on which I base my decisions.

I believe:

* All children possess the ability to learn and succeed

* All children possess skills and characteristics that make them unique and special

* All children deserve the respect of the adults privileged with the responsibility of providing their education

* All children deserve to be seen and accepted for who they are

* All children deserve to discover their potential

* All children deserve to dream

* All children deserve the right to an exceptional education