We are in alignment with the school’s vision that: “Horace Mann staff believe that all students can learn. We believe in creating a clean, positive school environment to facilitate instruction. And we believe in improving our teaching practices in order for our students to reach their full potential.” Responsibilities of our two on-site All-In! staff members include service delivery, service coordination and capacity building for the Horace Mann Elementary School community.
One of our primary goals for Horace Mann has been to enhance the sense of community by increasing student, staff and family involvement. Efforts to build and strengthen relationships have included holding daily community circles in all classrooms, convening monthly workshops for parents and caregivers and establishing a Social Committee focused on beautifying school spaces and planning activities for staff. Attached photos include examples of some of our work to honor and appreciate staff:
- a spread from one of our monthly birthday breakfast potlucks
- personalized notes in celebration of teacher appreciation week
- and our staff bulletin board with rotating “getting-to-know” you content
Emily Ross, Unconditional Education Coach