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
The Arlington Public Schools (APS) has had a contract with Hanover for over five years to provide both research and grant management services and has recently signed a five-year extension. Hanover provides high-quality, timely, and well-articulated services working closely with APS staff. Whether working with staff who have significant grant and research experience or staff new to the process, Hanover’s team is professional and expert. We have used them to research specific topics, provide assistance in program evaluation, and assist with identifying grants and all stages of the grant application process, both for instructional as well as facilities-focused grants. I cannot stress enough the quality of their work and their ability to work within very tight deadlines.
- Mark Macekura; Supervisor, Research, Program Planning, and Grants, Arlington Public Schools