This is Kingsport City Schools...

MISSION

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.

VISION

Our desired future.
  • Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

CORE VALUES

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

GOALS

What we strive to achieve.
  1. Provide personalized opportunities for students to develop social-emotional and academic skills and knowledge to succeed in life.
  2. Recruit and retain diverse employees who are professional, passionate, and student-focused.
  3. Align resources to our students’ needs and ensure safe, equitable learning environments at every school.
  4. Engage families and stakeholders with accessible, effective supports, and meaningful communication.

CORE COMPETENCIES

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.

KEY PRACTICES

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?