PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE
The following principles represent the high standard we hold for ourselves and our commitment to excellence.
They are the foundation of the Drake Academy of Excellence.
FOCUSED ON HUMANITY
"We need leaders not in love with money, but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity, but in love with humanity.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We lead with the understanding that every human being has great worth and the same essential needs - to experience acceptance, value, purpose, and meaning. These needs drive our decisions and interactions and keep us focused on what is most important - lifting others up and helping them to become who they were born to be!
"The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own example." - Coach John Wooden
Our leaders lead with...
Transparency & Accountability
Development & Coaching
"Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance." - Atul Gawande
Our Teacher and Leadership Development program is...
Climate & CULTURE
"Culture eats strategy for lunch." - Peter Drucker
Our climate and culture exudes...
“The prime purpose of education is to help students exceed what they think is their potential. To see in students something they may not see in themselves and to imbue them with our passion for learning.” - John Hattie
Our curriculum and instruction is...
Broad and Challenging
Anti-Racist & Inclusive