Our Mission & Vision
PS 64Q Theory of Action and Instructional Focus
IF: PS 64Q collectively employs an Interactive/Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) Approach which includes:
THEN: We will have improved academic outcomes for all students
Instructional Focus: High Expectations & Rigorous Instruction
In alignment with the Chancellor’s Four Pillars, District 27 Foci, and the Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS), PS 64Q will continue to strengthen our core instruction by leveraging data to design relevant, rigorous and differentiated learning experiences.
PS 64Q strives to cultivate student leaders who are knowledgeable, adaptable, innovative citizens who can work productively with others. Together, all stakeholders will aspire to establish a school culture and educational program conducive to outstanding work and leadership.
PS 64Q is a community of diverse learners who respect each other and strive to succeed in all academic and socio-emotional areas. By holding ourselves to high standards, our students will be college-bound 21st century learners and leaders in an ever-changing world.
Principal Mitchell’s Educational Philosophy
- I believe in seeing the potential of children.
- I believe that, despite life’s circumstances, every child can learn.
- I strongly believe that every child is entitled to a high-quality education.
- Children must be provided with opportunities to be active participants in the learning process-instead of remaining passive recipients.
- As educators, our role is to have children ask questions, explore, and assess what they know and incorporate their experiences in instruction so that they are able to construct meaning and understanding of the world in which they live, a world which is culturally diverse and technologically advanced.
- It is our responsibility to educate children in an environment which is safe, clean and structured.
- In order for students to be successful learners, they need to have teachers who set high expectations and standards for all students.
- Teachers must be provided with ongoing training and support so that they can flourish in their professional growth.
- We must cultivate a school climate which believes in the important role of the students’ families and must continuously strive to foster family engagement.
- All decisions must be evaluated to determine how they impact on the children and their education. If a decision will enhance their education, only then is it a worthwhile decision.