SELF Competencies: AP Vision

#1. Vision

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP: Take responsibility for equitable academic, civic, and social-emotional outcomes for students who have been historically underserved by schools and society.


Implement the school-wide vision; develop, communicate, and implement aligned visions for teams and groups, with a specific emphasis on African-American, Latinx, Pacific Islander, English Learner students, students with IEPs, and other underserved students.


  • Personal vision: Develop and regularly share an authentic leadership story that connects a leader’s experiences to the school’s vision of equity.

  • Shared vision: Support principal in soliciting input from diverse stakeholders to create a shared vision, aligned to the district vision, for equitable achievement and experience.

  • Communication: Support the use of stories and data to bring the school’s vision to life, highlight key strategies for implementing the vision for equity, and lift up and celebrate successes.

  • Implementation: Maintains focus on the critical priorities outlined in the school’s vision through implementation of a strategic action plan.

Evidence of Impact

  • Team and group vision statements and other documents are clearly articulated, understood and embraced by team/group members.

  • Team and group vision statements and other documents align to the school vision and reinforce equity goals.

  • Team and group vision statements articulate a focus on student academic achievement and social/emotional development and reflects high expectations for all students.

  • Equity framing at meetings and written documents -- meeting agendas, newsletters, memos, etc. -- regularly communicate key aspects of the school vision and emphasize efforts to close opportunity gaps.

  • Staff and community members report that the school is able to maintain a focus on critical priorities even in the face of shifting external circumstances.

This page was last updated on August 22, 2019