~ Our Mission ~
At Salomé Ureña Leadership Academy MS 322 our goals are to prepare and educate our youth to be independent thinkers, empowered to question the world around them, and emboldened to use their voice to lead and advocate for justice and equality in their community. To accomplish these goals:
Educators will actively participate in continual professional development on equity, curricula with a culturally responsive lens, social-emotional learning, and advisory. Team leaders will facilitate professional development for staff members. Consultants will provide professional development and support to team members.
Students will participate in a well-rounded education as independent thinkers receiving rigorous academic instruction via curricula with a culturally responsive lens with a culture of collaboration with peers, student-centered instruction, and student-led hands-on projects. Through advisory students will learn to develop voice, empowerment, and leadership skills to take ownership of their learning.
Parents will be our partners in supporting their children by receiving an overview of the meaning and purpose of culturally responsive teaching and learning, equity, and social emotional learning for our community. Parents will learn about Culturally Responsive - Sustaining Education, Equity, and Social Emotional Learning through a parent lens in ongoing workshops provided by the parent coordinator in conjunction with CAS.
~ Our Vision ~
At Salomé Ureña Leadership Academy MS 322, we pride ourselves in providing a welcoming and affirming environment for all of our students, parents, staff, and community members. Through leadership, collaboration, social awareness, and clear expectations all members of the faculty and students are led to lead by example, work as a team, be socially responsive, and sustain the mindset of being lifelong learners. To prepare our middle school students in successfully meeting the challenges and opportunities of high school and beyond, educators will actively participate in continual professional development on equity, rigorous academics, and social-emotional learning. Our purpose is to ensure students receive and engage in a well-rounded education as independent thinkers, collaborators in their learning, and empowered advocates of decisions that will impact their future. As a community school, growth and successes will be celebrated amongst the entire SULA family as we strive to be a role model in our society.