Monday, September 8, 2014

The Abbot Vision for "Lead. Care. Inspire."

The chosen theme for Ann Arbor Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year is "Lead. Care. Inspire."

Before the first day of school, the Abbot faculty and staff met to brainstorm what these words will mean for them and the Abbot Elementary School community.

The results show the exceptional dedication of the team leading our students' education.



  • Good modeling
  • Positivity
  • Clear focus/expectations
  • Respect
  • Lead through serving/role modeling
  • Taking the initiative
  • Staying Engaged
  • Ongoing Conversation/Communication
  • Courageous conversation -- holding each other accountable
  • Willing to make mistakes, share them and listening
  • Flexible, open minded
  • Sense of humor, respectful
  • Sacrifice individuality for the betterment of the group
  • Delegate
  • Organized
  • Confident


  • Active listening
  • Being genuine
  • Smiling
  • Body language
  • Greeting
  • Eye contact
  • Asking personal questions and making personal connections
  • Observing strengths/talents
  • Culture of comfort
  • Being available
  • Appropriate tone
  • Supporting after-school activities
  • Showing vulnerability
  • Personal positive reinforcement
  • Seeing personal interests in classroom


  • Confidence
  • Enthusiasm/excitement
  • Modeling: Language, Action and Seeing the Possibility
  • Exposure: New ideas and cultures
  • Goal setting: Building on personal best
  • Sharing
  • Emotional connection
  • Relating to others
  • Dedication/Involvement
  • Evolving
  • Kindness

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