With decades of combined service, our staff wholeheartedly support the center's mission:
to work with schools and communities
It is our belief that improved schools result in improved communities and improved communities result in improved schools. We understand that interdependent relationship. Therefore, we see a responsibility to collaborate and connent with community partners if we are to see our mission realized.
to welcome, include, educate and support
This is the core of our mission; it defines the outcomes that we individually and collectively value.
From the time that the Center was created in 1999, the word "all" has represented our strong philosophy of inclusiveness. As we work with schools and communities, the outcomes we value are extended to learners across the lifespan; we are committed to lifelong learning for ourselves and for those with who we work.
Our Guiding Principles
Collective standards that guide who we are and what we do. Our work is:
CELL is committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion through a dynamic community-minded approach that values and actively seeks to work with diverse stakeholders to support all learners and promote diverse systems of knowledge and knowing. Through research-based practices and collaborative participation, we believe in promoting awareness and action, not as virtues in and of themselves, but as existential imperatives in the work for equity as a critical outcome and necessary process. We value and are committed to working with a variety of education communities to build sustainable leadership and system capacities in all spaces of learning.