Vision & Goals

2018-19 Superintendent's Goals

In addition to being responsible for the execution and implementation of the District’s Strategic Plan, the Superintendent and Board Chair have worked together to identify the following professional goals for the 2018-19 school year.

  1. One of the professional goals for the 2017-18 year was as follows, and was recommended as a multi-year goal:

With the passage of a $247.5M bond in November 2016, many wonderful opportunities are now before us.  In order to address increasing enrollment and challenges related to capacity in our schools, we are building a new high school in a new location, to open in the fall of 2020.  With that opening also comes a multitude of other changes around the District: both middle schools will come together in the existing high school building; Sherwood MS will be the new home of the current Hopkins staff and students; and Laurel Ridge Middle School will become an elementary (yet to be determined are the grade levels it will house). The changes and moves that will occur with the opening of the new high school will require a great deal of advance planning, preparation, processes, and conversations with stakeholders.  

While a great deal of this work has been accomplished, projects of this magnitude require the continued leadership of the Superintendent as the District continues its progress in the coming years.  Ongoing work includes engaging stakeholder groups, such as staff and parents, culture-building, and fiscal oversight. In order for those decisions to be made thoughtfully and inclusive of the appropriate stakeholders, we recommend this goal remain at the forefront of the Superintendent’s goals.

  1. As our community continues to grow, and its demographics change, our District’s equity work has risen to the top of our Strategic Plan.

With the Sherwood Equity Lens in mind, the Superintendent will take a variety of steps to create opportunities for traditionally under-served populations to develop closer working relationships with the District.