Professional Culture and Community Engagement- Priority 1 Detail

Vision – Melrose Public Schools Vision Statement:  Every student will be an engaged, challenged, enriched, and self-directed learner. (6/27/17)

Mission – Melrose Public Schools Mission Statement: The Melrose Public Schools will provide and sustain a thriving and dynamic teaching and learning environment, preparing every student to excel in their authentic life and global citizenship, as supported by an engaged community. (6/27/17)

 Theory of Action – If educators plan instruction with clear learning objectives, develop a culture and climate that fosters strong relationships within the school community, design a current and well-articulated curriculum, and apply the best instructional practices, then teaching and learning will advance and realize high levels of growth and personal success for all learners.

Strategic Objective – Professional Culture and Community Engagement:  Create a professional learning community that is invested in ongoing personal and collaborative growth and that partners with its stakeholders to support teaching and learning.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – improve culturally responsive communication to all stakeholders by exploring new technologies and options.  present opportunities to staff and provide support and guidance in expanding multiple means of communication and access.




Collaborate with teachers, families and community representatives at seven schools to develop Accelerated Improvment Plans rooted in stratregic objectives and community priorities.

Professional development on using technology to support a varity of learners implemented this fall.

In addition, new badges for online on-demand professional development for teachers were created. Team is meeting monthly to create new materials and help increase the involvment of teachers.

Teachers may now use different modes to provide parents and students informtion.  Only requirement is that the options/links are on their Aspen pages.