The District 30 Echo was created this year to capture the essence of District 30 and to drive strategic decision making as we move forward; we want these attributes to echo through and across our district. Enjoy our echo below, which is followed by a brief summary of the process we used this year to renew our strategic plan.
The District 30 Echo
District 30 exists to create a community that craves learning, fosters resiliency, and cares deeply for every child.
We honor childhood and foster intellectual, physical, and social-emotional growth.
- Lifelong learning
- Relationships and collegiality
- Child-centric practices
We will succeed by:
- Employing strong financial planning
- Ensuring the highest quality staff through induction and development
- Implementing rigorous and coherent academic programs
Strategic Plan Renewal
The District 30 Pillars have anchored District 30’s strategic planning efforts for several years.
Our leadership team’s work renewing our strategic plan began by carefully updating these pillars by adding specific objectives for each, revising our strategic elements and adding performance indicators to each. This work illuminated the fact that our district was not in need of a shift in our strategic direction but instead, could benefit from increased clarity and focus.
To that end, we created the District 30 Echo. I began the year by hosting over 140 meetings with District 30 stakeholders. As our leadership team renewed our strategic plan, we intentionally incorporated the input from the summer meetings and integrated powerful ideas from our School Improvement Teams at Wescott and Willowbrook, the Leadership Team at Maple, and our Board of Education. I have quickly grown to respect our board, administrative team, our staff, our parents and our students. From every angle, District 30 is special, and we believe our Echo captures factors that differentiate our school district.
I am thankful for all of the support and care I have received during my first year as the superintendent of District 30, and I look forward to the year ahead.