Transforming Education partners with school systems to support educators in fostering the development of the whole child so that all students, particularly those from underserved populations, can thrive.
At Transforming Education, we envision a future in which all students become thriving adults, able and empowered to lead personally meaningful lives and to contribute to their communities.
At TransformEd, we believe:
Every young person deserves to be supported in the development of their whole self. Yet students from historically marginalized populations often do not have the access they deserve to rich, positive learning environments that foster their development, due to ingrained systems of oppression.
Education systems and schools cannot measure and address students’ skills and competencies without also focusing on how adults contribute to the learning environments that foster young people’s growth, development, and academic outcomes.
Maintaining a focus only on building students’ competencies, in any area, can have the unfortunate effect of reinforcing systemic racism, oppression, and inequitable instruction.
Adults within the education system must be supported in their own social-emotional development in order to effectively teach and model these skills to students, build and maintain positive learning environments, and examine their own internal biases.
Whole child work must be anchored in a cultural understanding of the community, which includes the integration of caregivers’ perspectives about their children and their schools.
Resources provided to or used with educators in their whole child work must be vetted by experts with a diversity of perspectives, to ensure the resources do not perpetuate bias and oppression in districts, schools, and classrooms.
Our Core Values
We find joy, purpose, and inspiration in working with passionate colleagues, educators, and young people to realize our shared vision for the future.
We help schools and districts capitalize on their strengths and tackle their challenges in order to enable systemic change and promote positive outcomes for young people.
We seek to dismantle systemic barriers related to race, culture, socio-economic status, and privilege so that all young people have the support they need to fulfill their vast potential.
We value, critically examine, and integrate a range of research and perspectives into our work, including academic studies and the lived experiences of students, educators, and community members.
We embrace our interdependence and build strong relationships with our partners. We approach our work with humility, candor, and integrity.
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