• Mill Valley Learner Profile

    The Mill Valley Learner Profile is part of the Mill Valley School District's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. 

    Mill Valley Learners Strive To Be...



    Balanced: I recognize that well-being is achieved by balancing intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs.

    Critical Thinkers: I can use critical and creative thinking to analyze and evaluate information in order to develop my own reasoned and logical conclusions.

    Collaborative: I can build respectful working relationships and understand that multiple perspectives are essential to solve complex issues and problems.

    Communicators: I can listen reflectively. I express ideas and report information clearly, confidently, and thoughtfully in a variety of ways.

    Courageous: I face uncertainty with forethought and determination. I am resourceful and resilient. I try new things and take responsible action. 

    Empathetic: I can see situations through the perspective of others and am committed to service as a demonstration of my compassion and respect.

    Inquirers: I am curious and observant, and I use resources to investigate questions.

    Knowledgeable: I acquire in-depth understanding of content, ideas, and issues that connect me to the world.

    Open-minded: I can grow and change when I am conscious of my own bias, and I can broaden my perspective by respectfully seeking to understand diverse points of view.

    Principled: I act with integrity and honesty. I have a strong sense of fairness and justice and take responsibility for my actions.

    Perseverant: I see challenges as opportunities to grow. I take initiative and demonstrate self-discipline, grace, and tenacity, especially in challenging situations.

    Reflective: I give thoughtful consideration to my experiences, value feedback, and use new understanding to support growth and pursue goals.


    Learner Profile Attributes - Elementary Version



    I know that to feel a sense of well-being or comfort, I have to live a balanced life. That means I can’t do one thing so much that I don’t do other things.  I can’t just do school work or just be with friends.  I have to do some of each. 

    I do both physical activities like playing sports or taking a walk and non-physical activities like reading a book or playing games on-line.

    I also take care of my emotional needs. I spend time with people who I care about and who care about me, and I can identify and express my feelings in ways that don’t harm me or others.

    Critical Thinkers

    I think about things I read, see, or hear and consider what else I know about these things and where I have learned about them before. 

    I also think about the information I read and hear to figure out what it means and to decide if it is real and true. 

    I use information and experience to think about what I am learning in order to make my own decisions or reach my own conclusions about the information.

    I think about new things I learn in creative ways.  I can imagine original and unusual solutions to problems. 


    When working with others, I make an effort to find ways to build respect between people, so the work is productive. 

    I understand that many different perspectives help solve complicated problems.  I listen to other’s ideas, share my own ideas, and develop shared solutions.


    When people speak to me, I listen carefully and reflect on what they say.

    I express my own ideas and share information clearly, confidently, and thoughtfully in writing and when speaking.

    I can speak clearly and respectfully in small and large groups, during discussions, and in front of different audiences.

    I select and use technology and media to communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences.


    When I am faced with a challenge, I think about possible ways I could handle it.  Once I determine what needs to be done, I focus on doing it, and I use resources to help me.

    I recognize that things don’t always work out, so if I fail, I don’t give up.  Instead, I try again, sometimes in new ways.  

    I take responsible action.


    I can see situations through the perspective of others.

    I am committed to doing service as a way of showing my compassion and respect.


    I wonder about the world around me and ask questions.

    I am curious, observant.

    I use resources to investigate questions.


    I read about topics that interest me at home and topics assigned in class.  I read books and online resources and watch videos about issues and ideas that connect me to the world. 

    I ask questions to understand the topics better.

    I think about what I am learning, talk to others, and write about my thinking to help me make sense of what I am learning and understand what it means.


    I know that I can grow and change when I am aware of my own perspective and how it influences my thinking. 

    I respectfully seek to understand different points of view because it helps me understand the world better.


    I am honest and trustworthy.

    I take responsibility for my actions.

    I understand what it means to be fair and work to make things fair for others. 

    I understand what justice is and why it is important.  I work to bring justice to others.


    I see challenges as opportunities to grow. I am able to start things on my own and use self-discipline to keep going. 

    When things get hard, I continue to be respectful as I work on the challenge before me.


    I think about my experiences and what they mean to me.

    I know that others can also help me think about my experiences, so I accept and appreciate the feedback. 

    I use new understanding to help me grow and work towards my goals.

Learner Profile Student Recognition at School Board Meetings

  • At regular school board meetings, students who were nominated by their teachers are recognized by the Board of Trustees. They are selected for demonstrating an attribute(s) of the Mill Valley Learner Profile, part of the district's Strategic Plan.   


    December 16, 2019 - 6th Grade

    6th grade students honored by the board

    November 14, 2019 - 7th Grade

    7th grade students recognized

    October 3, 2019 - Tam Valley (grades 3-5)

    Tam Valley students holding certificates

    May 9, 2019 - 2nd and 3rd Grade

    3rd grade students with certificates

    2nd grade students with certificates

    Additional 4th grade students who were unable to attend the April meeting

    4th grade students with certificates

    April 4, 2019 - 4th Grade

    4th grade students recognized by the board

    March 14, 2019 - 8th Grade

    8th grade students recognized by the board

    February 7, 2019 - 5th Grade

    5th Grade students recognized by the board

    December 13, 2018 - 7th Grade

    7th grade students recognized by the board

     November 8, 2019 - 6th Grade

    6th graders recognized by the board