Belief Statements

Belief Statements

 

As your Superintendent of Schools, I believe that:

  • All of our actions should contribute toward student learning and achievement.
  • Relationships are interactions that can never be repeated nor replicated.
  • No one individual has the ability to change an organization. Groups of individuals change organizations.
  • We provide vision for ourselves by participating in active conversations about what we believe in, what we value and what we expect from one another.
  • Education represents the single most influential process contributing to perpetuating a community.
  • All individuals associated with an organization are equals.  Their roles are different.
  • Individuals are the single most important resource to any educational organization.
  • The only decisions that can withstand the test of time are those that have been made through a collaborative model.
  • Never compromise being able to tell others what you stand for, what you value and who you are as a person.
  • Always stand up for those things that you believe to be right and just.  The only person you really answer to is yourself.
  • In order to remain effective in our roles, we must continue to be life-long learners who practice active inquiry.
  • No change can occur without discussion, debate and differences of opinion.
  • Never compromise your honesty or integrity.  They reflect who you are as a person.
  • Never fear being held accountable.  It will serve to develop your character and credibility as a person and as a professional.

 

Gary S. Mala, Superintendent of Schools
 Avon Public Schools
August 2014