Mike Rauch Values
Teamwork encompasses respect, trust, open communication, and purposefulness. Staff need to feel supported; families need to be engaged. Respect is a way of caring about the rights and privacy of others and honouring their dignity; peacefully expressing even your strongest feelings. Open communication is key so that diverse points of view can be considered and every individual can contribute openly. With mutual trust and respect, teachers and administrators can concentrate efforts so that good can be achieved.
Excellence takes courage, creativity, perseverance, humility, and self-discipline. Excellence does not mean trying to be better than anyone else; it is simply trying to be the best version of oneself. It is a way to recognize unique talents and to let originality shine. It is celebrating achievements. It is a willingness to learn from mistakes, instead of being ashamed of them. Excellence is to approach every situation with our very best effort.
When we make family and community a priority, we see service, caring, consideration, and thankfulness. It means making a positive difference in the lives of others and making the world a better place. Family and community give students a sense of belonging, a crucial basis for learning. Consideration is thinking about the needs of others and nowhere is this more prevalent than within the family structure. Parents are the first and primary educators of their children. Healthy families are the foundation of healthy societies. A trusting relationship between schools and families is essential for student success.
Mike Rauch Priorities
Plan appropriately for population growth
Resolve catchment issues
Prioritize the needs of Abbotsford students first
Hire the right people into the right positions
Meet every child where they are at, no matter what their background, and challenge them to do their best
Provide supportive and inclusive places to learn
Establish desirable neighbourhood schools
Grant fair and impartial access to thriving district programs
Ensure learning designations and learning support are delivered in a timely manner
Make decisions based on what is best for students
Encourage parental voice and consultation
Promote transparency and accountability for fiscal practices, educational programming, strategic goals
Create an environment where students, staff and parents are always safe to ask questions and never afraid to share concerns
Foster a culture of honest and ethical behaviour.
Learners thriving where education meets passion and belonging.
Continuous improvement of processes, talents, and resources to develop the individual potential of students