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Expectations for Staff

The High School for Health Professions & Human Services
Expectations for Staff
HPHS is a community of individuals (students, staff, families, and community partners) all working together to achieve our mission. We will accomplish this through the development and support of healthy, positive, and respectful relationships.

As a staff member of the HPHS community, I demonstrate:

Positive Communication
  • I communicate directly with all members of the HPHS community (formally and informally) using sensitive and respectful language and tone.
  • I practice active listening with all members of the HPHS community.
  • I demonstrate an assumption of best intentions.
  • I use positive body language.
  • I support and encourage all members of the HPHS community with positive words and actions.
  • I understand that being informed about my students empowers me to be a better teacher; therefore, I communicate frequently and consistently with other members of the HPHS community.
  • I practice academic intervention strategies by communicating frequently with parents/guardians and document these communications.
  • I provide frequent and culturally appropriate information to families in the instructional program to enhance student learning.
Planning and Preparation
  • I demonstrate extensive knowledge of content, connections and a wide range of pedagogical approaches in my discipline anticipating student misconceptions.
  • I strive to demonstrate extensive understanding of individual students’ developmental or learning characteristics, skills, abilities, special, medical or learning needs and/or cultural heritage.
  • I set a consistent high degree of expectations and suitability for individual students.
  • I strive to demonstrate extensive knowledge of school and outside resources for classroom, student or pedagogical use.
  • I implement instructional design that is highly suitable, rigorous and coherent showing evidence of student input providing for differentiated pathways to learning.
  • I design student assessments to measure all outcomes, which are adaptive for individuals, reflect student input, contain clear criteria/rubrics and use formative assessment results to inform instruction and learning.
Professional Responsibility and Personal Accountability
  • I come to school each day prepared with the materials and resources necessary to succeed.
  • I arrive to school each morning early enough to prepare for the day.
  • I come to school each day prepared to demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • I am committed to understanding the mission of HPHS and to promoting it at HPHS and in the greater community.
  • I work to incorporate diverse perspectives, global issues, and the importance of global citizenship into my role within the HPHS community.
  • I take responsibility for my choices and actions.
  • I seek knowledge inside and outside HPHS that can be utilized to enrich learning.
  • I set strategic, measureable, achievable, realistic, timely (SMART) goals relevant to my role at HPHS and to my own professional development.
  • I set strategic, measureable, achievable, realistic, timely (SMART) goals for my students, implement strategies to aid them in achieving their goals, and monitor their progress.
  • I recognize that unforeseen situations may arise and I demonstrate understanding and flexibility.
  • I am invested in the success of the HPHS community; therefore, I contribute my knowledge, expertise, and perspective.
  • I understand that being in class is the top priority for our students; therefore, I exhaust all options before removing them from classroom learning.
  • I am reflective of my role within the HPHS community and I make adjustments as necessary.
  • I am willing to make compromises in order to contribute to the success of the HPHS staff.
  • I reflect on my lessons accurately, thoughtfully assessing the lesson’s effectiveness/degree to which outcomes were met by citing specific examples and offering alternative techniques.
  • I maintain a system to monitor and record students’ completion of assignments, progress and learning and/or non-instructional activities which is accessible to students and parents.
Respect for Ourselves, Our Community, and the World
  • I acknowledge and demonstrate respect for our diverse community of different races, religions, genders, cultures, sexual orientations, classes, and points of view.
  • I demonstrate respect by considering other people’s feelings and needs when making choices that impact the community.
  • I demonstrate respect for the HPHS community by putting forth the maximum effort in all curricular and extracurricular events and activities.
  • I show respect for our community by creating and helping to maintain a clean, safe, healthy, and vibrant community.
  • I am supportive of all members of the HPHS community.
I understand that as an HPHS staff member, I have the most direct and frequent contact with our students; therefore, I must embody and consistently model our mission and school culture



The High School for Health Professions & Human Services
Expectations for the Principal

HPHS is a community of individuals (students, staff, families, and community partners) working together to achieve our mission. We will accomplish this through the development and support of healthy, positive, and respectful relationships.

As Principal of the High School for Health Professions and Human Services:
I recognize that effective leadership requires understanding of all aspects of our school; therefore, I am to maintain consistent two-way communication and collaborative relationships with all members of the HPHS community (students, staff, parents, families, community partner organizations).
  • I communicate directly with all members of the HPHS community (formally and informally) using sensitive and respectful language and tone.
  • I am available to members of the community to discuss school-related topics.
  • I value and seek to understand the perspectives of all HPHS community members.
  • I reflect on the points of view offered by members of the HPHS community.
  • I strive to identify potential problems and to solve them proactively.
  • I aim to make informed and fair decisions.
  • When appropriate and feasible, I share my decision-making process with members of the HPHS community.
I understand and embrace my responsibility to model professionalism for the school.
  • I show respect toward myself and each member of the HPHS community.
  • I come to school on time, dressed appropriately, and prepared for success each day.
  • I aim for perfect attendance because I understand that there is a positive correlation between my attendance and my ability to lead effectively.
  • I take commitments seriously and I seek to fulfill them in a timely manner.
  • I acknowledge that I bring my own issues to work, but I do not allow them to interfere with my ability to lead effectively.
I am committed to providing vision and resources that support an environment of constant learning and the achievement of goals.
  • I practice consistent reflection as a means of improving the educational program offered to our students.
  • I provide resources to support community members’ professional growth.
  • I aim to facilitate leadership opportunities for members of the HPHS community.
  • I support risk-taking and creativity in the classroom.
  • I celebrate the achievements and efforts of members of the HPHS community.
I understand that a positive and enjoyable school is a productive school, and I work to cultivate such an environment each day.