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Personal Mission Statements

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Brief exercise in writing a personal mission statement to guide daily practice.

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Personal Mission Statements

  1. 1. The Equity Exchange Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Seattle Girls’ School Morning Gathering – Meaning: Personal Mission Statements Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  2. 2. About Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  3. 3. Seattle Girls’ School  Our Mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.  Our Passion is empowering each girl to live her potential.  Our Beliefs: – Empowering a girl changes the world. – It is fundamental to understand and address issues of difference and oppression. – An integrated, collaborative curriculum challenges and engages students. – Middle school should be joyful, curiosity-filled, and safe and open to all voices. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  4. 4. St. Louis Public Schools Mission  Vision Statement: St. Louis Public Schools is the district of choice for families in the St. Louis region that provides a world-class education and is nationally recognized as a leader in student achievement and teacher quality.  Mission Statement: We will provide a quality education for all students and enable them to realize their full intellectual potential.  Core Beliefs – All children can learn, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, or gender – The African American Achievement Gap can be eliminated – Parents must be included in the education process – Competent, caring, properly supported teachers are essential to student learning – The community must be involved in encouraging high achievement for all children – The St. Louis Public Schools are obligated to help students overcome any obstacles that may hinder their learning by forming partnerships with the entire community Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  5. 5. What is the Distance Between Your Professed Values and Lived Values? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  6. 6. Personal Mission Statements Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  7. 7. Rosetta’s Personal Mission Statement for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, Cultural Competency, and Social Justice I inherited a world full of inequity and suffering. Despite it all, I still believe in the fundamental goodness, beauty, and potential of every person. The ills of this world are not my fault, but righting this world is my responsibility. Therefore, I will always add my stubborn ounces to the correct side of the scales of justice. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  8. 8. Now It’s Your Turn!  What are your values?  How will you express them in a way that is: – Memorable? – Inspirational? – Actionable? – Powerful? – Clear? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  9. 9. Sharing Out Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  10. 10. Presenter Information Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee 6th Faculty and Professional Outreach Seattle Girls’ School 2706 S Jackson Street Seattle WA 98144 (206) 805-6562 rlee@seattlegirlsschool.org http://tiny.cc/rosettalee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)

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