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Profile of an Educator

Profile Of Educator

Profile of an Educator Competencies

Advocates
  • Cultivates a sense of voice, ownership, and agency for each student
  • Guides students to identify barriers, develop plans, and take action
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to promote educational policies and strategies for the benefit of all students
  • Helps students to access resources and strategies
Empathizes
  • Demonstrates awareness, sensitivity, and concern
  • Engages in dialogue to promote a healthy learning environment and positive school culture
  • Seeks to understand others’ feelings, opinions, experiences, and culture
  • Values mutual respect, inclusion, and openness to differing perspectives
Adapts and Learns
  • Is open to change in order to learn, unlearn, and relearn to meet the needs of students
  • Seeks opportunities for professional growth
  • Listens and responds to feedback in order to improve
  • Demonstrates flexibility in various roles and situations
  • Is positive and receptive when introduced to a new situation
  • Is mindful that mistakes and failures are part of the learning process
Embraces Diversity
  • Challenges biases
  • Models and nurtures equality, access, and respect for differences
  • Seeks and applies differing viewpoints
  • Values the experiences and differences of each individual
  • Understands the impacts of global systems
  • Creates and fosters an environment that promotes cultural competencies
Innovates
  • Envisions viable solutions to challenges in the school and community
  • Takes risks in developing new initiatives
  • Implements various mediums of technology
  • Challenges the status quo
  • Integrates different methods of instruction and problem solving in unique ways
Collaborates
  • Contributes to an open exchange of ideas by listening actively and welcoming a range of perspectives
  • Is flexible and has the ability to work with a variety of people
  • Seeks out and responds to feedback in order to build consensus and achieve a collective outcome
  • Inspires and motivates others to contribute in meaningful ways