The teaching philosophy at Exceed Lower balances academic skills with critical-thinking. To ensure our teachers are successful, we offer coaching and development, which allows for constant feedback and opportunities for growth and leadership.

Additional supports for our teachers include early dismissal Wednesdays. This provides dedicated time for staff development and team meetings. To support our teachers, we have two academic directors specifically working within grade bands (K–2 and 3–5). Our operations team focuses on the day-to-day logistical issues of the building allowing Principal Loretta Hickman to maximize her time on the academic program.

Successful teachers at Exceed Lower have a growth mindset, consistently look to improve their craft. With a small supervisor to staff ratio, leaders can offer specific, individualized feedback to our teachers.