One CTA retired leader in education, Dr. Debbie Schroeder of GOALS Academy in Anaheim, California, joyfully calls her strength-based approach, a “Victor Mentality!” Essentially, the opposite of a “Victim Mentality.” At the beginning of the year, she encourages her staff and students to stay focused on values that revolve around gratefulness, hopefulness, and action-oriented versus the more victim mentality that leads to pessimism, passiveness, and excuse-making styles.

Your FETA executive board members and REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL members would like to encourage all FSD staff members to focus on the victor mentality so that our students, too, can feel assertive, accountable and aspiring towards the best 2019-2020 school year ever!