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Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan
2022-2027

Surpassing Expectations and Inspiring Excellence
in Every Student, Every Day
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Introduction


The first strategic plan for Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools was created in 2012. Due to various reasons, including the superintendent leaving in 2014, an interim superintendent serving during the 2014-2015 school year, and the reconfiguring of the elementary schools also during the 2014-2015 school year. the strategic plan was not the focal point of the district.

During our AdvancEd accreditation on-site review in 2016, the on-site review team noted the lack of a “guiding light” for the school corporation. In their words, we were a “system of schools, not a school system.” They called for the creation of a new strategic plan.

During the 2016-2017 school year, we embarked on the creation of the 2017-2022 Five-Year Strategic Plan. The purpose of the plan was to provide a “guiding light” as called for in the AdvancEd accreditation on-site review, while at the same time being straightforward and easy to follow and understand. The strategic plan was succinct, easily communicated and understood, and monitored.

As we came to the end of the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, we embarked on the creation of the 2022-2027 Five-Year Strategic Plan. As before, the best strategic plan is one that is followed. The strategic plan is once again succinct, easily communicated, and understood.

Our strategic plan contains the following five elements:

Vision
Mission
Core Values and Core Value Statements

Goals

Objectives

The five elements combine to set a direction and course as we continue to improve our schools and provide a top-notch education for our students.

Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Core Value Statements
Before working on the specific goals and objectives, the committee began reviewing the foundational aspects of our organization. We considered our Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Core Value Statements. These items had been previously determined during the 2017-2022 Five-Year Strategic Plan, so many of these foundational aspects of our organization remained the same. However, with the many changes we have experienced over the past five years, it was time to review these again.

Vision
Inspiring confidence and success in Every Student, Every Day

Mission
Our mission is to educate and to facilitate growth in all students, preparing them for productive and responsible citizenship

Core Values
Stewardship
Data Driven
Collaboration
Safe Environment
Commitment


Core Value Statements
Each core value statement starts with “We serve students…” During the second and third sessions, the team developed the vision and mission.

Stewardship
We serve students by being good stewards of the public resources and making all decisions in an honest, ethical, and transparent manner.

Data Driven
We serve students by using data and research to set high goals, maintain high expectations, make informed decisions, and strive for continuous improvement.

Collaboration
We serve students by collaborating to develop learning opportunities that coordinate activities K-12, home to school, between and across all programs.

Safe Environment
We serve students by continuously seeking ways to provide a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment.

Commitment
We serve students by our commitment to provide the most relevant, innovative, safe, and challenging climate that prepares students for their future goals.

Goals and Objectives
During the third and fourth sessions, the committee used various data to develop the following goals and objectives.

You will note that during the process Academic Achievement was changed to Core Instruction. There are two primary reasons for this. First, in the last strategic plan, we measured academic achievement through the state assessment system. At that time, it was ISTEP+, now ILEARN. During the five-year span, the state assessment system was changed in some manner each year - new delivery system, new assessment system (ISTEP+, then ILEARN), hold harmless on school grades multiple years - once due to low state-wide scores during the transition to a new assessment system and twice due to COVID. The current state assessment system lacks reliability and validity. Second, academic achievement is a direct measure of student learning. Based on the body of research regarding student learning, quality teaching and core instruction have the largest impact. Therefore, the committee decided to focus on core instruction, which is the foundation of student learning and academic achievement, when considering our goals and objectives.

Goals

Core Instruction
Deliver quality instruction through consistent implementation of research-based best practices.

Resources
Provide state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and technology to develop and strengthen students’ abilities, preparing them for their future goals and aspirations.

Financial
Balance financial responsibility with providing diverse and effective programming for our students, competitive wages and benefits to attract and retain quality employees, and continuing to invest in our facilities.

Culture/Climate/Safety
Maintain a strong culture of respect and appreciation of all students and staff by providing a safe and inclusive learning community in which all students can achieve.

Leadership/Service
Empower all students and staff to develop servant leadership skills to positively impact local, regional, and global communities.

Objectives:
Our objectives are much more specific and targeted, in support of our goals. During the committee meetings, we used the SMART acronym to develop our objectives - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timebound. Each objective follows a similar pattern where it begins with the date on which the objective will be achieved, the metric that will be measured, and the instrument used to measure.

Core Instruction
♦ By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, the Teacher Evaluation Rubric Effective Instruction Doman score will increase by 0.25 points compared to baseline data from the 2022-2023 school year.

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, quarterly targeted professional development provided for all teachers specific to the Teacher Evaluation Rubric Effective Instruction Domain will receive a session evaluation survey score of 3.0 or higher, out of a total score of 4.0


Resources
By January 1, 2027, 85% of all staff will report they have the facilities and equipment to provide students with an excellent learning environment as measured by the annual school climate/culture survey.

By January 1, 2027, 100% of teachers who are not at the top level of the technology self-assessment rubric will advance at least one level in the effective use of technology.


Financial
Throughout the five-year strategic plan, the combined cash balances of the Education Fund, Operations Fund, and Rainy Day Fund will be between 30% and 35% of the calendar year expenditures.

Throughout the five-year strategic plan, and in order to retain and attract highly qualified personnel, we will have the highest compensated staff in the southeastern Indiana region, as reported on the Indiana Classified Survey and report on the Indiana Gateway Collective Bargaining Report.


Culture, Climate, and Safety
Throughout the five-year strategic plan, 100% of employees will be ALICE and CPR trained.

Throughout the five-year strategic plan, the Cognia Family Survey will be administered to all parents. The overall score will improve compared to 2022-2023 school year baseline data.


Leadership/Service
By the 2023-2024 school year, and throughout the remainder of the strategic plan, 100% of staff and students will receive integrated instruction and opportunities to identify community needs and develop plans for servant leadership.

By the 2023-2024 school year, and throughout the remainder of the strategic plan, 75% of staff and students will document community service participation.


Conclusion

Members of the Strategic Planning Committee believe we have the students, parents, staff, teachers, and administrators to become one of the top-performing school corporations in the state of Indiana. Our plan is concise, forward thinking, and aggressive.

Most importantly, our plan is student-centered. “We serve students...” And through our service to our students, we will become one of the top performing school corporations in the state of Indiana.

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Strategic Planning Team

Stakeholders from all school buildings, including parents, staff members, teachers, principals, board members, and central office administrators donated their time to meet and develop the strategic plan.

Name

School

Role

Dawn Burke

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Board Member

Gary Gellert

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Board Member

Andrew Jackson

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Superintendent

Mary Ann Baines

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Central Office Administrator

Kelly Roth

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Central Office Administrator

Jamie Shartzer

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Central Office Administrator

Holly Patz

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Central Office Administrator

Brenda Osman

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Association President

Daryl Werner

Bright Elementary School

Principal

Jeff Bond

North Dearborn Elementary School

Principal

Pamela Guilliams

Sunman Elementary School

Principal

Matt Maple

East Central Middle School

Principal

Tom Black

East Central High School

Principal

Karen Schebler

Bright Elementary School

Teacher

Lauren Franks

North Dearborn Elementary School

Teacher

Abby Ruwe

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Counselor

Christie Andres

East Central Middle School

Teacher

Shane Wagner

East Central Middle School

Teacher

Bill Owen

East Central High School

Teacher

Bettina Rose

East Central High School

Teacher

Beth Powell

North Dearborn Elementary School

Staff Member

Veronica Mullins

Sunman Elementary School

Staff Member

Cheryl Barnhorst

East Central Middle School

Staff Member

Pam DeLisle

East Central High School

Staff Member

Sarah O'Connor

Bright Elementary School

Parent

Alisa Renck

North Dearborn Elementary School

Parent

Rachelle Joerger

Sunman Elementary School

Parent

Tracey Cleary

East Central Middle School

Parent

Jon South

East Central High School

Parent

Debbie South

East Central High School

Parent



Name

School

Role

Leah Stephenson

Bright Elementary School

Parent

Alisa Renck

North Dearborn Elementary School

Parent

Erin Womble

Sunman Elementary School

Parent

Robin Maxwell

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Parent

Shaun Graham

East Central High School

Parent

Angela Block

Bright Elementary School

Non-Certified Employee

Shannon Eley

North Dearborn Elementary School

Non-Certified Employee

Diane Quiroz

Sunman Elementary School

Non-Certified Employee

Debbie Beck

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Non-Certified Employee

Pam DeLisle

East Central High School

Non-Certified Employee

Linda Schmidt

Bright Elementary School

Teacher

Jenny Shattuck

North Dearborn Elementary School

Teacher

Sarah Carr

Sunman Elementary School

Teacher

Janie McFarland

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Teacher

Josh Benjamin

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Teacher

Amy Roth

East Central High School

Teacher

Bill Owen

East Central High School

Teacher

Marcie Trossman

East Central High School

Teacher

Norb Goessling

Bright Elementary School

Principal

Jeff Bond

North Dearborn Elementary School

Principal

Cindy Morton

Sunman Elementary School

Principal

Matt Maple

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Principal

Bev Ester

East Central High School

Principal

Brenda Osman

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Association President

Dawn Burke

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Board Member

Jamie Graf

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Board Member

Mary Ann Baines

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Director of Financial Services

Tom Harris

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Director of Support Services

Andrew Jackson

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Superintendent

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Vision

Reflecting on our core values of stewardship, data-driven, collaboration, shared leadership, and commitment, the vision of Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools is:

Surpassing Expectations and Inspiring Excellence in Every Student, Every Day



Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, innovative, and challenging environment designed to prepare students for their futures through Stewardship, Data-Driven Decision Making, Collaboration, Shared Leadership, and Commitment.
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