Saint Peter's Prep Profile of an Ignatian Educator
Ignatian Educators are reflective people.
- We reflect in our daily lives.
- We teach students how to reflect in their thinking, reading, and writing.
- We instill in our students a sense of reflection that leads to a passionate commitment to being lifelong learners.
- We reflect on the world around us, exposing students to new opportunities.
Ignatian Educators value discernment.
- We discern our own gifts and talents and are willing to share them with others
- We are willing to develop areas where we need to grow.
- We seek to find the correlation between or lessons and theory with the real world.
- We understand our passions, and the unique role we play as Ignatian Educators in a Jesuit school.
- We encourage students to know who they are and to develop academic and personal standards appropriate to them.
Ignatian Educators hope to empower others.
- We journey with our students to appreciate cultures other than our own.
- We strive to grow in our understanding of the human condition so that we can better interact with humanity.
- We encourage independence in our students to find their own voice, their inner freedom, and passion according to God’s will.
- We strive to validate our students by being inspired by them.
- We encourage students to develop their own academic and personal standards appropriate to who they are.
- We form students to be on the frontiers with Christ, in The Church, for The World.
- We build community by building relationships.
- We learn from each other.
Ignatian Educators are creative and created.
- We inspire students to find their own voice.
- We desire to be inquisitive thinkers.
- We assimilate a cross-curricular understanding for our students.
- We are called to understand a student’s context, to relate what we learn to how we live.
- We plant seeds that we know become trees, the fruit of which we may never see.
Ignatian Educators at Saint Peter’s Prep model…
- Respect from others who are different from us or hold different viewpoints.
- Support of others in a loving and affirming way.
- Good work habits and self-discipline.
- Sensitivity to individual needs.
- Being agents of change.
- Gratitude for our many blessings.
- Justice for the poor and marginalized.
- Cura Personalis, care for the individual.
- Service to others.
The JSEA 'Profile of an Ignatian Educator ' can be found here: