The Aurora Public Schools Board of Education must set the highest standard of courageous leadership.

Leadership begins with service to others and by believing that we’re all in this together; that we all bring valuable skills to the table; and that we all have an important role to play in the success of our children’s education. 

Leaders hire the right people; trust them to do their jobs; support them with tools to do it better; ask the right questions; listen carefully to the answers; and push when necessary.  

Leaders advocate for children and families; expect the best from them; provide opportunities for conversation; and offer avenues for engagement.  

Leaders think systemically; use data to make informed decisions; implement change with fidelity; give change a chance to work; and move on when it doesn’t. 

Leaders find common ground; act ethically; speak honestly; and work with integrity.