During the 2020-2021 school year, Superintendent Menzel and the SUSD Governing Board initiated a broad, wide-ranging, future-focused strategic planning process that engaged the Scottsdale community at-large to articulate a vision for the District’s future that is both aspirational and inspirational.
SUSD’s strategic planning process included three initial phases:
In Phase 1, a Design Team of stakeholders (i.e., parents, community members, administrators, teachers, and classified staff members) developed the SUSD vision, mission, and values to guide the District into our desired future.
In Phase 2, Design Team members determined the strategic goals and commitments to align Districtwide actions.
During Phase 3 of the SUSD Strategic Planning Process, District and school leaders and teachers identified key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progress toward the realization of SUSD’s strategic goals and commitments -- and the following five district strategic initiatives to support implementation of the SUSD Strategic Plan:
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (Academic and Behavioral)
- Innovation in Teaching and Learning
- Talent Attraction and Retention
- Strategic Partnerships
- Optimized Learning Resources
The SUSD Governing Board approved the Strategic Plan and Key Performance Indicators in June of 2022.
View the SUSD Strategic Plan here
Access the Key Performance Indicators here
Strategic Action Teams (StAT Teams)
To activate the next steps toward deep implementation of the Districtwide initiatives, five Strategic Action Teams (StAT Teams) comprised of district and school administrators, teachers, and classified staff members were established September of 2022. The scope of the initiatives requires a multi-year implementation timeline and commitment on the part of StAT Teams. Leaders of the StAT Teams will begin to report out on key learnings, progress, and outcomes of each of our StAT Teams at Governing Board meetings during the second semester of the 2022-23 SY.
MTSS A MTSS B Innovation T & L Attracting & Retaining Community Partnerships Optimized Resources
Dr. Milissa Sackos
Dr. Cindy Bochna
Dr. Kim Dodds-Keran
Dr. Milissa Sackos
Dr. Michelle Watt
Dr. Scott Menzel
Lisa Randall - Scottsdale Chamber
Dennis Robbins - Scottsdale Charros
Nan Strohmaier - SUSD Foundation
Through the ongoing commitment to the strategic planning process, SUSD continues on a path to operationalize our District’s vision and mission – in alignment with the values, strategic goals and commitments, initiatives, and KPIs established to ensure SUSD’s present and future success.