We love learning. We want to instill a love of learning in all students and teachers so as to promote lifelong learners – individuals intrinsically motivated to understand the world and to know how and why things work.
We are working on the most rewarding, interesting and challenging problems there are. Solving them requires creativity and persistence.
People learn. People solve problems. We are on our mission at MIND because we know what we are after will have the greatest impact on improving the lives of people.
Thank you to all who make working from a remote office possible and easy! From Florida this morning, I was able to do the following with NO complications: conference call on WebEx with a colleague in CA and a customer in south FL and view my colleague’s PowerPoint; Slack call a colleague in NM and share my screen to solve a mystery; message managers in PA via text from my computer; email and text customers throughout the east coast; have a conversation with our team about events this week via pictures/video in Slack. Feeling connected and appreciative this morning.
I’m just a few months into this new gig, but I wanted to express my gratitude to the team for being so welcoming, especially considering that I'm remote! I got to visit my own son's elementary school to share about the MA program. It's a real privilege to get to deliver something that I so deeply believe in and something that I'd so readily buy. I also know that even while ideal in practice, it's still a rare chance to get to operate professionally in a way that is so aligned with values.
I spent the last 20+ years in human services, working in and then overseeing programs that served children and adolescents. For me, MIND’s mission to equip children to become the world’s problem solvers is a natural extension of the work I’ve been involved in my entire career. Because building perseverance, resilience and a growth mindset in students is not just crucial to their academic success, but to their social and emotional success as well.