Leadership Solutions help superintendents build a high-performing administration that is the first choice for current and prospective students, parents, and staff. Our team of experts help you achieve strategic planning goals, optimize resources, and effectively collaborative with your board.
We help you answer key questions and develop strategies for success:
What key performance indicators (KPIs) should we consider using to measure strategic planning goals and progress?
What are critical issues to consider in forward-looking strategic planning for the next 5-10 years?
How can we better engage family and community members in decision-making processes?
Is our central office appropriately staffed to ensure effective operations?
How can we improve communication and collaboration with our board to support student success?
We will customize an approach for you that leverages the expertise of our team and employs a comprehensive, mixed-methods strategy that uses peer benchmarking, evidence-based best practice identification, and survey research to support your goals.
Strategic Planning Metric Identification
Measure and monitor strategic plan goals
Highlight robust key performance indicators (KPIs) for strategic planning and facilitate progress monitoring for your strategic plan goals.
Stakeholder Perception Survey
Manage change with your community
Collect key stakeholder feedback on strategic direction, involve community members in decision-making, and identify opportunities to improve messaging.
Central Office Benchmarking
Optimize staffing levels
Compare your central office structure, size, roles, and reporting relationships to peer and aspirant institutions to guide more effective resource allocation.
Board Relations Diagnostic
Build a blueprint for board leadership
Gather feedback from K-12 leaders and board members to pinpoint the optimal board governance, communications, and core activities to support student success.
Ensure strategic plan goals are met on-time and within budget
Inform decisions on key focus areas and resource allocation for strategic planning
Proactively identify key issues that are important to different stakeholders
Optimize staffing and leadership levels for a high-performing administration
Support student success by cultivating a collaborative district-board relationship
Alpine School District’s vision for learning states, ‘Our students acquire the essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions in each content area and the fundamental capacities of collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity, citizenship, and character.’ Our pursuit of that vision led us to focus resources on 21st century/deeper learning. This project—providing extended, job-embedded professional development for teachers and principals and providing instructional coaches—will have a larger impact on teaching and learning than any other initiative to date. We expect this impact to be seen in unprecedented student engagement K-12 and in developing skills for success beyond high school.
We believe Hanover will help us in both our student academic goals and teacher and administrator goals by examining our practices, and then providing us with validation of the effective work we do, as well as identifying areas that do not align with best practices for teaching and learning for 21st century/deeper learning. When contemplating engaging with an external partner, I recommend school district leaders ask themselves and their constituents two questions. First, what is it that we most want our students to know and be able to do when they exit our school system? In other words, what kind of graduate do we hope to produce? Next ask, how can we know whether our current professional services are aligned to achieve those ends? A serious pursuit to measure our effectiveness likely leads to an external partner, like Hanover, who can help us see what we on the inside cannot.
– Dr. John Patten, Assistant Superintendent Education Services & K-12