Values Our Values: Z Acting with integrity Z Upholding confidentiality Z Maintaining patience Z Expressing compassion and understanding Z Striving towards a healthy work/life balance Z Embodies respect for the child, self, community, and the environment. Z Shares and pursues a growing passion for Montessori education with children, parents, colleagues, and the wider world. Z Creates a safe, nurturing, and beautiful home-like environment where children can flourish and explore at their own pace. Z Builds an ongoing authentic partnership between educator, parent, and student. Z Collaborates with faculty, staff, and administration. Z Engages in constructive communication through respectful dialogue and active listening. Z Promotes community engagement by being inviting, involved, and building connections. Z Models and creates opportunities for children to connect with the natural world, care and actively engages in sustainable environmental practices. Z Appreciates that they are empowered to make a difference in a child’s life by understanding the child as a whole; balancing social, emotional, spiritual, physical and academic goals.