Vision for Teaching & Learning
Welcome to Mansfield Public Schools where we know students, support the whole child, and ensure deep learning. As Mansfield’s Superintendent of Schools, I look forward to meeting you and best supporting our students, families, staff, and community.
Mansfield Public Schools is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 district of just over 1,000 students. We are proud to lift up our six Core Beliefs while ensuring that students are in the center of their own learning. Please explore our website and visit our schools to see 21st Century Learning, Student Centered Instruction, and environmentally sustainable practices that includes a new Net-Zero elementary school that will open in the fall of 2022.
Within our classrooms and spaces, we endeavor to live and illuminate our mission every day with all children:
It is the Mission of the Mansfield Public Schools, in partnership with the Mansfield community, to ensure that each and every child develops the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for civic engagement and personal excellence in learning, life, and work within our local and global community.
Ensuring deep learning for all students requires us to clearly define the instructional core that supports academic, social, and life-long skills/goals that include communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and being a citizen of the world. Providing voice and choice along with project based learning experiences helps us develop student agency and ownership. To read more about our instructional vision for students, please read our District Development Plan that includes our Portrait of the Graduate, Core Beliefs, and Student-Centered Learning Definition.
Finally, family engagement and partnerships are critical to our work and district. Please look for ways to engage in our work by volunteering, attending celebrations, serving on committees/teams, visiting, participating in school/district events, giving feedback, and communicating with our staff. We are here to serve you and best support your children. We know that it is critical to have community and family support that reflects a partnership with shared commitments.
As always, we are excited about our work and look forward to the start of a new academic year.
Peter Dart, Superintendent of Schools