Chavez-Gibson, Sarah Dr.

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Dr. Sarah Chavez Gibson

The University of Texas at El Paso
Educational Leaders Affirmation

Adapted from the Boston University Educator’s
Affirmation written by Steven Tigner
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I dedicate myself to a life as an
educational leader, to laying the
living foundation upon which
future generations must continue
to build their lives.
I dedicate myself to lead with moral
courage, for I know that humanity
cannot flourish without honor,
compassion, integrity, patience,
trust and principled behaviors.
I dedicate myself to my obligation to
preserve the dignity and worth of
all students, for I know I must be
an advocate for them whoever
they are, whatever they are doing
and from wherever they come.
I dedicate myself to initiate, innovate
and inspire, for I know to do
otherwise would be a disservice to
my profession, my role as an
educational leader and my greater
community.
I commit myself to the advancement
of my continued learning and
development as an ethical leader
for I know I must bear witness in
my own life to the ideals I
espouse.
In the presence of this gathering, I so
dedicate and commit myself to
this affirmation.