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Transforming the Future paving a new path for education

Dr. Gottardy addresses the audience at Johnson High School.

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, addresses the community at Johnson High School.

In February and March, Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, presented the framework of the Transforming the Future strategic plan in seven presentations held at each of the district's high school campuses. These events were attended by more than 1,000 people and provided information about the transformation process, goals and strategic results. (View a copy of the presentation slides.)

Dr. Gottardy was joined on stage by panelists who answered questions about the process and eight goals. The panelists represented the different stakeholders involved in the development of the Transforming the Future plan, including the Board of Trustees, students, parents, teachers, principals, community members and central office staff. The

Johnson High School road show.

Rudy Jimenez, principal at Hill Middle School, talks about the passion expressed by everyone involved in the
transformation process.

panelists shared their unique perspectives about the importance of the plan and their role in the process.

In total, the Transforming the Future plan has 36 specific results that will be implemented over the next five school years. A specific result is “what” the district will implement in order to achieve a goal. Between now and the start of the 2014-2015 school year, the process managers for each goal will oversee the development of action plans for the nine specific results identified for implementation next school year. The action plans will outline “how” the district will achieve the specific results in support of the goals.

“Our community spent a lot of time on this process, and I promise that the plan will not be put on a shelf and forgotten,” said Gottardy. “This transformation is the right thing to do to make sure we’re educating students for a world that is changing.”

Last Updated on March 28, 2014