VISION AND GOALS

Liggett Trail Education Center is a setting designed to address the needs of students ages three through twenty-one years, encompassing preschool age children who qualify for Early Childhood Special Education and school age Multi-Disabled Special Education students. Emphasis is upon school/parent communication, developmentally appropriate practices, specialized therapies and team approach that allows each student to work toward his or her potential.

Vision Statement

To promote student achievement through the enhancement of innovative services and to become a model educational center.

Purpose Statement

We believe in providing a caring and encouraging place to help children with diverse needs reach their potential. We will build positive relationships through education and support for families and community.

Values Statements

Respect/Professionalism

  • Demonstrate acceptance by understanding that a range of developmental, social, religious, ethnic, and cultural influences has influenced each individual staff member, student, and family.
  • Demonstrate and uphold the highest standards of confidentiality.
  • LTEC recognizes every adult at LTEC is a teacher and influences the education of children.
  • Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes, and behavior we teach and expect from our students; treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • Have high expectations of children and staff members to ensure students achieve their full educational potential.
  • LTEC recognizes that professionalism involves hard work and teamwork towards common goals.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents and caregivers, conveying timely and relevant information about student progress and well-being.
  • Every staff member is expected to be well organized, prepared, and punctual.
  • Staff members are expected to be attentive and responsive listeners

Collaboration

  • LTEC is committed to collaboration by fostering a creative and constructively critical approach towards problem solving and needed improvements between fellow staff members and administration.
  • Recognize contributions colleagues, parents and caregivers make to the well-being of children.
  • Staff members will demonstrate flexibility by adjusting personal agendas to assist in teamwork.

Encouragement

  • LTEC exists to provide a caring and supportive environment that will help children with special needs reach their greatest potential.
  • Support and encouragement will be shown for all children and families engaged in educational programs at LTEC and for staff members dealing with difficult situations at school.
  • Staff members will be open to suggestions and willing to act on suggestions that may produce positive results for children and families.