Equity & Resilience

Phoenix-Talent Schools

~ Phoenix-Talent Schools ~

Excellence for Everyone

Our district's vision...

Together, we shall meet the challenges of preparing responsible, creative, life-long learners.

Our program's mission...

In the service of equity and resilience, we cultivate safe and nurturing learning spaces by prioritizing:

  • PREDICTABILITY through structure, routine, repetition, consistency, choice, and a sense of control;

  • RELATIONSHIPS to foster empathy, connection, belonging, voice, and meaningful contribution;

  • REGULATION of emotions, thoughts, attention, and actions to build individual and collective agency and efficacy.

Our program's goals...

Every employee and every student will know they are valued and belong, manage and express their emotions effectively, advocate for themselves, set appropriate boundaries, empathize to develop and maintain caring relationships, communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, and initiate restorative actions.


Understand ...the effects of stress and trauma

Respond ...with awareness, regulation, and advocacy

Provide ...nurturing, engaging, growth-centered teaching and learning

Teach …all to regulate, empathize, advocate, apologize and repair harm, set and achieve goals

Invest ...in the resilience and belonging of each individual


Click on the following links to learn more about wellness and social and emotional learning:

A place for staff to share informational and inspirational articles, videos, websites, apps, etc. related to education.
Health, Wellness, & Equity website for families to access information and resources.
A slide deck that describes the current plan in progress for this program.

Your voice matters, and we want to learn from you! Click here to complete a quick survey about district priorities.

Curated resources for professional development and to build personal resilience.
Widely adopted standards and targets for social and emotional skills.