Our professionalism expectations are in place to support you to fulfill your commitments and meet your deadlines. We expect that you show professional oral and written communication skills. We expect you to interact professionally with others, including colleagues, students, families, and communities.
What it looks like:
- You present yourself as a reliable, well-prepared, professional and you demonstrate clear respect for the career and your role as a teacher.
- You meet dress code expectations daily, as outlined in the Pre-Service Training handbook.
- You are alert and engaged during instructional time, meetings, and professional development, and use technology only during appropriate times.
- You reply to all communications (emails, phone calls, etc.) within 24 hours using professional language, along with correct spelling and grammar in all written and oral communication.
- In all interactions (verbal and nonverbal) with students, peers, and staff, you assume the best of others.
- You give and receive feedback with a growth mindset about yourself and others in an effort to collectively push towards being an even better version of yourself.
- You are consistently on time and in attendance for all meetings, professional development, and instructional time. In the event of extenuating circumstances, you communicate proactively with staff prior to the start of a meeting.
- You meet all deadlines for assignments and submission of paperwork. In the event of extenuating circumstances, you communicate proactively with staff prior to the deadline.
If a Fellow is not meeting our professionalism expectations consistently, they may receive a Professionalism Concern Letter as an intervention to outline what expectations are not being met and to warn the Fellow that if these expectations continue to be consistently unmet, the Fellow may be removed from the program.