"Taft Tigers stick together"
We will work together as a professional learning community that continually incorporates "best practices" so that all students will achieve high standards personally, socially and academically.
Recognizing that we live in an ever-changing world, William Howard Taft Elementary School, in partnership with parents and community, is deeply committed to establishing and upholding high standards of learning that ALL students will achieve.
-We will behave in a way that models respect and responsibility for all individuals.
-We will work to create confident children through empowerment and trust.
-We will treat our students in a way that promotes critical thinking.
-We will utilize a variety of teaching methods to benefit all children.
-We will involve parents, students, and community in the teaching and learning process.
-We believe that all students can learn, and that we have the capacity to teach all students.
-We believe that it is our responsibility to create an environment in our classrooms that engages students in academic work that results in a high level of achievement.
-We believe that with our support and help, students can master challenging curricula.
-We believe that we are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents to achieve this shared educational purpose.
-We believe that all individuals involved in the educational process will model respect & responsibility for themselves and for others.
-We believe that communicating honestly and openly at all levels, both internally and externally, is critical to the growth of the organization.
-We believe that it is our responsibility to continually assess our effectiveness and continually improve the organization & its effectiveness.