Mission Statement


"Rachel Carson: Educate, Inspire, Empower, Look for Awesome"


Partners in Learning for today and the future.


  • Whole child: art, drama, sports, etc.
  • Integrate as much as possible; all subjects including music, P.E., library
  • All students are exposed to the general education curriculum
  • Encourage performance-based projects
  • Clear scope/sequence that challenges students
  • Provide opportunities for students to perform at their ability
  • Life skills / Life-long learners


  • Genuinely acknowledge positive behaviors, choices, etc., of staff, students, and parents
  • All adults are empowered to follow through with school/classroom discipline policies
  • There is a natural and timely progression
    • Teacher has the first interaction
    • Next steps determined by need
  • Discipline is a teaching moment
    • Natural consequences
    • Student centered


  • Principal advocates for teachers, parents, and students; all decisions are made in the best interest of the child
    • Teachers make educational/curriculum decisions
  • Democratic decision-making
    • All staff is represented
    • Process for communication
    • Decisions are followed through consistently
  • Teachers are life-long learners
    • Seek out Professional Development
    • Professional Development is timely, meaningful, purposeful
  • Shared Leadership
    • Teacher leaders
    • Decision making


  • Principal, teacher leaders, colleagues act as support and collaborate
  • Systems are in place that facilitate organization
    • Guided reading rooms
    • Technology equipment
    • Workroom Checkout/Return, etc
  • Schedules are in place which facilitate collaboration
    • Grade-level time blocks