Skip to main content

Book List

Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Drive by Daniel H. Pink

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel

The Trouble With Boys by Peg Tyre

Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain by Zaretta Hammond



Sycamore Valley's Mission and Core Belief


All students can learn and have the right to a free and accessible learning environment, whereby: individuality, culture and learning styles are embraced and celebrated.  Our mission is to instill life-long learning in an academically challenging and stimulating classroom, promote critical thinking skills and examine our students’ growth to inform our instructional practices.   


Shark Key Values:

  • To support an inclusive learning environment through equitable teaching practices, tolerance and compassion.
  • To continue strengthening relationships by nurturing a sense of teamwork, respect and trust with all stakeholders in our learning community.
  • Self-reflection to improve, motivate and deliver purposeful instruction to ALL students.
  • To assure basic skills, problem solving and encourage life-long learning for our students.