Professional Culture and Community Engagement- Priority 5 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 – encourage a growth mindset in staff to seek out feedback, resources, and other supports that strengthen their ability to fulfill professional responsibilities within the classroom and beyond.



Principals using community circles with staff to identify problems of practice at building level.

Elementary Instructional Coaches have initiated a MPS twitter chat for sharing information and best practices.