This summer, we began the invaluable process of updating our adopted 2009 Strategic Plan for the school. Our 2009 Strategic Plan has been used by the Board of Trustees as a guide for making critical decisions and by the Head of School in making daily decisions about operations, curriculum, and administration. Since that time, many of the goals articulated in the 2009 Plan have been achieved. TIS has reached another threshold in its growth, internal and external conditions have changed, and new issues have arisen. The International School’s updated Strategic Plan will document our values, vision, mission, and priorities for the next 10 years.
There are several ways for you to stay informed and involved throughout the process, including through focus group interviews, reviewing materials on the TIS website, planned drop-in sessions, online surveys, and other communications such as In The Know, faculty and administration announcements and meetings, and emails.
1) Focus Groups: Sign up to participate in a stakeholder Focus Group Interview. This provides an opportunity for you to delve deeper into issues and provide feedback about what is important to you as a member of our school community. There are four sessions scheduled on October 17th and 19th; find one that works for you! Each group will be limited to 10 participants each to encourage effective dialogue. Click here to sign up for a Focus Group
2) Drop-In Sessions: Attend drop-in sessions to review and comment on information from two key steps in the planning process: 1) Vision, Mission, and Values and 2) High Level Goals. These drop-ins are scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th in Learners’ Hall. Come by any time from 7:30-8:30am, or from 3:30-5:00pm.
3) Online Review: Comment on materials posted on the TIS web site. Announcements of these materials will be put in ITK, and online surveys will be distributed.
Thank you in advance for your participation!