Statement of Educational Philosophy

Statement of Educational Philosophy

All students can learn!  I believe that our job as educators is to develop programs that help students experience success.  Today, school success is measured by end-of-course tests, benchmark testing, and other types of threshold examinations.  As an educator, we must adapt our craft to the changes in accountability.  It is imperative that we find ways to motivate and prepare students for success on tests and in life. I want to make a difference in education.  I believe that I can train, mentor, and instruct novice learners to help motivate students, move school achievement levels, and create organizations that outperform local, state and national standards.


Students need teachers that are caring, skilled in the art of instruction and competent in the subject matter to be taught. With the changes in educational accountability, teachers have had to adapt their teaching styles.  Today, teachers must focus on students and prepare them for standards and assessments.  This focus on students mobilizes teachers to commit themselves to making major changes in how they and their students participate in the school.  Teachers should be skilled craftsmen and craftswomen.  Daily, they charged with the task of making each lesson interesting, standards-based, and focused on the assessment. I believe that I can train educators to hone their teaching styles and develop a plan of action to motivate their students to achieve expectations.


I believe that every child deserves an opportunity to receive a well-rounded education.  Students will be expected to follow the rules and procedures established by the administration and school district.  Students are expected to come to school every day, follow the rules, and do their very best every day.  It is important for learners to follow established rules and expectations. 


My vision for any organization is to experience success.  It is essential for faculty and staff members to understand that it will take hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance to obtain success.  An integral part of the success of the organization is the collaboration between family/school/community.  Educators must understand the effect of a positive home-school relationship and parent involvement.  Creating effective family/school/community partnerships is important. 


In The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner (2000) stated: “leadership is a relationship made possible through communication.” I believe that communication is the most important skill of an educator.  A teacher or educator is the leader in the classroom.  The major requirement of leadership is to use communication to connect with people they are leading.  The most important thing that I did with my faculty, staff, and students is to establish a relationship with them.  Before a leader establishes their vision, they must focus on their relationship with their constituents.  If the leader does not accomplish this, then the organization is set for failure.