What We Believe

The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Staff Development Team is committed to leading the region in forward-thinking and innovative approaches that impact the achievement of all learners.

The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Staff Development Team provides support and professional development to make success possible for all learners.


We believe in the reciprocity of communication.

  • Listen intently
  • Be mindful of the words we choose and the tone we use
  • Presume positive intentions


We believe in serving the region as reflective leaders that partner with districts to support continuous improvement.

  • Find ways to lead and/or facilitate
  • Inspire others in the change process
  • Stay on the cutting edge of current educational trends


We believe we are stronger together!

  • Collaborate to build strong relationships
  • Recognize the value of multiple perspectives
  • Respect and appreciate unique contributions


We believe risk-taking is key to becoming a lifelong learner.

  • Innovation requires risk-taking
  • We learn from our mistakes
  • Experience is the best teacher


We believe that the passion for learning is paramount to awaken the potential of lifelong learners.

  • Everyone can learn and grow
  • There are multiple pathways for learners to succeed
  • Curiosity inspires lifelong learning