Superintendent’s Corner Column

Listen & Learn

“Most of the successful people I’ve known

are the ones who do more listening than talking.” Bernard Baruch

January 15, 2023


We have been engaged in meaningful work to clearly align purpose and vision with goals and objectives through the strategic planning process. The development of thoughtfully crafted strategic goals should engage the voices of our students, staff, parents, and community. Over the past 12 months, our school district engaged 9,104 participants through 25 Thought Exchanges. You shared 7,389 thoughts that were rated 145,676 times and included an average of 20 ratings per person. To complement Thought Exchange feedback, we facilitated nearly 20 in-person focus groups including several hundred participants. We hear you.

Creativity, innovation, and collaboration are all keys to high level problem solving. The work of our strategic planning process is nearly complete and focused on reimagining the allocation of time, enhancing student & staff wellness, supporting culture & community, and advancing student success. Over the next several weeks, our team will finalize our objectives and strategies that will support student and staff success.

We have a responsibility to advance the future progress of our schools. Thank you for sharing your voice with us to help identify the priorities that will enable our team to support our students, staff, and learning community.

All my best,

Dr. Rui Dionisio

Superintendent of Schools


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