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 Middle Schools for Tomorrow Workgroup was brought together to allow parents, students, teachers, and the larger community to take an active role in crafting their vision of the future for ACPS middle schools. The workgroup was asked to create their idealized middle school, take a critical look at current practices within Alexandria middle schools, and ultimately lay the groundwork for how the division should move strategically forward.
Hanover Research, in conjunction with school division staff, were integral in this work by supplying best practices research around identified topics, crafting and administering a survey, providing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and responding to stakeholder feedback throughout the six-month process. Decisions are only as good as the information used in forming them, and the research and data analysis provided allowed the stakeholder group to make the highest quality decisions not only in reaction to where our middle schools had been, but more importantly where they must go.
– Clinton Page; Chief Accountability Officer, Alexandria City Public Schools