"Committed to a Community of Excellence"
The commitment to excellence in teaching and learning inspires and empowers all children, equipping them with the tools they will need to be successful in a globally changing world.
The Beliefs of the Lebanon Special School District are…
- Our concept of “community” is defined as any collective group working toward a common purpose (examples: the classroom as a community; the school or system as communities; the communities of Lebanon, Tennessee, the nation, and/or the world).
- Our concept of “learner” includes students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders in the educational process.
- When making decisions, we will keep our focus on what is best for children – all children.
- We must provide continuous systematic assessment of students that guides the instructional decision-making process.
- It is imperative that we ensure a seamless and successful transition for students as they cross grades, schools, and systems.
- Each community must create and sustain an atmosphere of high expectations with a commitment to continuous growth and development for all learners.
- We must foster an excellent teaching and learning culture where successes are celebrated and teamwork is emphasized.
- Each stakeholder in the educational process is respected and valued.
- It is our responsibility to explore and implement “best practices” which are supported by educational research when they meet our data driven identified student needs.
- It is the community’s responsibility to develop citizens of high character that will be invested participants in the ever-changing world.
- Students and community members should be effective users of current and emerging technology.
- Students should be challenged in the academics, fine arts, language, and physical education.
- The organization of the school and system should be flexible in supporting the diversity of learners and in challenging them in all areas.
- Learners must have opportunities which actively engage them and inspire them to take ownership of their education so that individual success will become habitual.
- Family and community partnerships extend the opportunities for learning.
- Each child belongs to all of us.
- We must nurture critical thinking that will empower the community to solve current and future problems.