What we are hoping to accomplish.
- The mission of Kingsport City Schools is to provide a student-focused and world-class education that ensures college and career readiness for all students.
Our desired future.
- Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.
What we believe.
- Exemplary student learning
- Guaranteed and viable curriculum
- Collaborative professional learning communities
- Engaging families and the community
- Data-driven decisions for continuous improvement
- Culture of shared leadership
What we strive to achieve.
- Provide personalized opportunities for students to develop social-emotional and academic skills and knowledge to succeed in life.
- Recruit and retain diverse employees who are professional, passionate, and student-focused.
- Align resources to our students’ needs and ensure safe, equitable learning environments at every school.
- Engage families and stakeholders with accessible, effective supports, and meaningful communication.
Who we are.
- Offer a rigorous, comprehensive, engaging, and vertically-aligned curriculum.
- Engage students in learning through the use of transformative tools and innovative practices.
- Actively engage and serve our families and community.
- Promote and support exemplary leadership through career progression and succession planning.
- Provide personalized professional learning opportunities for all employees.
- Promote collaboration through the utilization of professional learning communities.
- Support and sustain the organization with a performance improvement system.
What we do.
- Plan, teach, assess, and evaluate to inform instructional practices through the use of the 4 critical questions.
- Incorporate problem-solving and innovation in teaching and learning.
- Guide teaching and learning using internationally benchmarked standards.
- Seek to understand and engage our families and community.
- Recruit, retain, and develop highly competent educators.
- Build leadership capacity within our educational community.
4 CRITICAL QUESTIONS
How we plan for learning.
- What is it we expect our students to master?
- How will we know when our students have mastered the content?
- How will we respond when our students do not master the content?
- How do we respond when our students have mastered the content?