They’re NOT mutually exclusive! The tech team @Hamlin has been working hard to transform the school from one with pockets of innovation to one that has innovation has a pillar of its culture. We do so under a stable mission statement that we work with everyday, that mission:
The Hamlin School educates girls to meet the challenges of their time and inspires them to become extraordinary thinkers and innovators, courageous leaders, and women of integrity.
Innovation often involves the use or adoption of a new idea or behavior. It can absolutely add stress – it’s hard work to keep up with a moving target. We need to keep up, for our students – and the “target” is moving faster today than ever before. The dynamic educators at the Hamlin school work joyfully after this mission, and we are blessed to work with such a dedicated group.
In addition to the stability of our shared mission the Hamlin staff also enjoys stability through the technology team. The stability of this team is an important calming factor to staff as new initiatives are rolled out. The team has worked to gain the trust of the staff. Teachers know that the tech team – all educators – has thoroughly vetted initiatives and will differentiate training to meet them where they are with respect to any new roll-out. We’ll also go at a pace that doesn’t add anxiety. I feel grateful for the 100% return of the technology team here at Hamlin (pictured) and look forward to a year stable innovation.