Mission Statement

To prepare visionary leaders and faculty who serve all students, families, and community members within the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills by:

  • Leading complex educational organizations ethically and effectively, utilizing comprehensive leadership skills to create coherent systems that are socially responsive.
  • Engaging in collaborative inquiry, using equity frameworks to research and understand problems of practice that perpetuate structural inequities.
  • Transforming educational organizations through creative, informed, inclusive, and multi-disciplinary solutions that promote community empowerment and revitalization.
  • Practicing critical self-reflection that contributes to the refinement of an equity-minded leadership philosophy that advocates for social justice.
  • Developing awareness of psychological well-being and self-care practices in professional and personal roles.