Strategic Plan 2019-2024

Overview

The Board of Education adopted a new five-year Strategic Plan in the summer of 2019 that will guide the District’s work through 2024. This plan was developed using a process of deep inclusivity and voice for all stakeholders within the school community as well as external stakeholders across the greater Pelham community. The process of data collection and analysis included: 

  • Community forums

  • Focus groups with faculty and staff as well as high school and middle school students 

  • Individual interviews with Board of Education members, district administrators and association leaders 

  • Electronic surveys for all faculty, parents, and students in grades 4-12, support staff, and community members without children in the schools totaling 2,970 responses

Additionally, the District’s Strategic Planning consultant and committee analyzed standardized test results, AP and SAT results and other student performance data. 

A highly engaged and representative core team of teachers, parents, Board members, administrators and students met for two days on March 13 and 14 to review the data, distill input and work through a facilitated process to determine what goals would matter most and have the highest leverage and the greatest impact for the students of Pelham in the next five years. 

The result is the establishment of three main goal areas listed below.

2019-2024 Strategic Goals

Preamble

The Pelham School Community will develop empowered, adaptable, well-balanced individuals who are equipped to meaningfully contribute to our local, national and global society.

Cultural Competence  

Cultivate an empathetic, inclusive and equitable school community that values and encourages respect, voice and agency for all students. 

Authentic Learning

Develop innovative problem solvers, critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators and strong collaborators who can apply their knowledge and skills to navigate real world challenges.

Whole Child

Deepen our systemic academic and social-emotional supports for the health, safety, and well-being of the whole child, recognizing that our learners need to balance academic, physical, social, and emotional demands.

Thoughtexchange Results