Strategic Plan Update 2017-18

Our strategic plan, first written in 2015, drives our progress forward. Here are some of the new initiatives for 2017-18:

Attract, retain and serve qualified students

  • Implemented school-wide Positive Action Social and Emotional Learning curriculum
  • Added Life Skills class for all upper school students
  • Published high school course catalog
  • Created Google sites for all classrooms

Attract, retain and support qualified staff and faculty

  • Hired Greg Saunders as Director of Exceptional Learning
  • Moved into larger building in July 2017
  • Expanded Behavior Therapy department
  • Commissioned salary survey in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
  • Increased Professional Development budget

Communicate and collaborate with families

  • Began offering psychotherapy and counseling to students and families
  • Piloted GradeLink — parent portal system
  • Held monthly PTO meetings with updates in the school newsletter — The Bridge
  • Implemented a proactive volunteer and recruitment process

Cultivate beneficial relationships with the community

  • Established consultative services; invited into several local schools and businesses
  • Presented at numerous workshops throughout the year
  • Had eight local media placements on TV and in print
  • Hired Cindy Schriever as Donor Relations Officer