Each staff member brings not only content-area expertise, but excellent communication skills, familiarity with technology, and interest in health issues. Validus Prep teachers develop positive, productive relationships with their students to support them in meeting high academic and behavior standards. They contribute to a professional learning community by working in teams to develop curriculum, examine student work, and analyze data to inform instruction and improve student achievement.
Validus Preparatory Academy staff benefit from the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound partnership by receiving high-quality professional development from a nationally recognized educational organization. Validus Prep teachers participate fully in the integration of the ELOB core practices into the framework of the school. In addition to teaching classes within their academic discipline, teachers lead a group of 10-15 students in the daily advisory class called Crew and provide academic assistance, college and career guidance, mentoring and character education. Following are the core teacher responsibilities aligned with the ELOB framework: