We Are Knights of Character

We Are Knights of Character
Posted on 11/17/2016

We are Knights of Character!

Mossman Elementary began our character journey in 2009 when the doors opened for the first time. Being a part of the state’s only K-12 Education Village, our leaders wanted character education to be our foundation. Mossman has always had an intense focus on Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. We all work hard to develop these core value traits into the everyday lives of our students and staff. Following the foundation of the Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education, we work with our students and parents to make our school, home and community a great place to be!

What are the Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education? 


Principle 1: Character education promotes core ethical values as the basis of good character.

Principle 2: "Character" is comprehensively defined to include thinking, feeling and behavior.

Principle 3: Effective character education requires an intentional proactive and comprehensive approach that promotes the core values in all phases of school life.

Principle 4: The school is a caring community.

Principle 5: To develop character our students need opportunities for moral action.

Principle 6: Effective character education includes a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners and helps them succeed.

Principle 7: Character education should strive to develop intrinsic motivation.

Principle 8: The school staff is a learning and moral community in which all share responsibility for character education and attempt to adhere to the same core values that guide the education of students.

Principle 9: Character education requires moral leadership from both staff and students.

Principle 10: The school encourages parents and community members as full partners in the character-building effort.

Principle 11: Evaluation of character education assesses the character of the school, the school staff’s functioning as character educators, and the extent to which students’ manifest good character.