School Administrative Unit #9

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan


The work to develop our next Strategic Plan is well underway!  On December 11, 2019 we had over 75 community members attend our first Community Forum.  After a presentation by former Deputy Commissioner of Education Paul Leather, participants broke into small groups to discuss their thoughts on these three questions:
  • What are the hopes, dreams, and aspirations our community has for our students?
  • What are the skills our children need for success in this rapidly changing world?
  • What are the implications for the learning experiences we provide in our schools?

This data was collected, coded and compiled to identify overall themes.  Next, we welcomed Dr. Colon Lewis from Battelle for Kids and Carolyn Eastman from New Hampshire Learning Initiative to lead us in the process of building our local Portrait of a Learner.  This portrait will reflect our mission, vision, and core values.  It will define what it is we want for each and every one of our students and provide a graphical representation of those goals.  It will be used as the basis for discussions relating to the various focus areas of our plan.  The work to build the Portrait of a Learner is being completed by our local Design Team.  This team is comprised of about 40 individuals representing diverse perspectives across our community.  The team held its first meeting on January 16, 2020 and has two other meetings scheduled for February 4 and March 5.


After meeting with the Design Team, Dr. Lewis engaged community members in a similar presentation.  He shared information regarding the ways in which our society and community continue to respond to change.  If you are interested in reviewing the presentation or watching the videos shared, check out the resources linked below.

Once our Portrait of a Learner is drafted, we will engage in focus group conversations to help frame the different goals for our various focus areas.  Then, on April 9, 2020, we will invite the community to come together again to view the Portrait of a Learner and provide additional input on the different goals for our strategic plan.  We are excited to continue this work with you!


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