• Organizational Culture 4.1

    Status:  New Strategic Priority

  • Strategic Priority
    4.1 Utilize a comprehensive continuous improvement process at the district, school, and program level to cultivate an organizational culture around growth, increased student achievement, and social-emotional development.

  • Outcomes

    • Review, update, and implement the District and Building Cognia School Improvement Plans. (Timeline - 2021-2023)
    • Review, update, and implement the District wide program evaluation model. (Timeline - 2021-2023)
  • Strategy Leader & Team Members
    Dr. Cecilia Wilken (Leader), District Steering Committee, Dr. Michael Rupprecht, District & Building Administration, Dr. Mark Adler, and Guiding Coalitions/School Improvement Teams.

    Progress Update:
    11/8/2021: The District Administration has met with each Building Principal to review School Improvement Plans.  During this, they discuss action steps, support needed, and the data that will be used to guide decision making.  Building administrators will meet with District Administration again following the winter data to support the continued improvement process.  

    11/19/2021: During the 2020-21 school year, the District Steering Committee developed a research-based Program Evaluation model.  This model was developed in response to the 2018-19 External Accreditation Team’s suggestions as a priority for improvement (2.12), and is designed to systematically assess the effectiveness of the program/suggest changes for improvement.  The Program Evaluation Model consists of five distinct steps:  (a) Program description, (b) Asking evaluation questions, (c) Methodology/gathering data, (d) Collecting and Reporting Results, and (e) Communication of Key Findings).  The Program Evaluation model will be piloted by the DSC team during the 2021-2022 school year, and modified based on the results of the process.