Uncommon classrooms are joyful places of learning, which is why Joy Factor is one of the organizational values. This joy also extends beyond the classroom and permeates adult culture at Uncommon. From staff appreciation days to fun culture-building events with teammates, at Uncommon, everyone is family.
Uncommon Schools recognizes the importance of building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of its scholars. By building schools that reflect and represent the communities Uncommon serves, the schools enhance the cultural competence of their scholars, preparing them for a multicultural, global future.
“Every day, you have to know that you can get better. Even if it’s in a small area, you can improve, and it’s not for you personally.”
“It’s so significant for our students to have teachers who reflect many diverse experiences. If we want our students to be successful, we need them to see people from different backgrounds and religions and see reflections of themselves.”