District 67 Strategic Plan 2023-2028

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    March 15, 2023

    To Our District 67 Staff, Students, Families, and Community:

    Following a year and a half of collaborative work with our community, teachers, staff, students, and administrators, we are proud to share our five-year District 67 Strategic Plan with our school community.

    The plan is anchored in the District 67 mission to inspire and empower all students to maximize their growth as learners and as individuals. Developed through a partnership of educators, students, families, and community members, this plan reflects our collective vision for every student, identifies educational priorities, and guides our work toward achieving our aspirations over the next five years.

    Our District 67 Strategic Plan is also informed by our Portrait of a Learner which, in addition to seeking academic excellence, envisions students who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, adaptable, confident, and resilient. We recognize the importance of personal, civic, and global responsibility.

    The District 67 Strategic Plan is anchored by three goals:

    • The first, Cultivating Learners, speaks to our focus on providing a rigorous, engaging, and supportive education where all learners thrive.

    • The second goal, Empowering Communities, seeks to foster a sense of belonging and mutual understanding within the school environment, as well as partnerships with the broader community.

    • The third, Transformative and Equitable Resources, addresses the thoughtful stewardship of school facilities, finances, and other resources.

    At the March 14, 2023 District 67 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the adoption of this five-year strategic plan. We will use this plan as a roadmap for action planning this summer. I will bring a proposed District 67 Action Plan to the Board no later than September, 2023.

    A special note of gratitude to all who served on our Portrait of a Learner, Strategic Plan Design, and Strategic Plan Writing teams. Your investment of time, intellect, and heart contributed immeasurably to this process.


District 67 Strategic Planning Committee 2022-2023

  • Strategic Planning Team Members


    Board of Education Members

    Emily Bernahl, Board Secretary
    Richard Chun
    Anne Geraghty Helms
    Carl Kirar
    Alice LeVert, Board Vice President
    Jennifer Mason-Marek
    Suzanne Sands, Board President

    District 67 Administrators

    Kate Cavanaugh, Cherokee Principal
    Megan Eigenrauch, DPM Principal
    Jeremy Fischer, DPM Assistant Principal
    Renee Fitzsimmons, Everett Principal
    JoAnn Ford-Halvorsen, Director of Student Services
    Vail Kieser, Director of Teaching & Learning
    Jeff McHugh, Deputy Superintendent
    Matt Montgomery, Superintendent
    Melissa Oakley, Chief Communications Officer
    Sam Paulsen, DPM Principal
    Julia Polszakiewicz, Communications Manager
    Rob Wegley, DPM Assistant Principal
    Matt Zidron, Student Services Coordinator

    District 67 Staff Members

    Mary Courtney
    Joel Dukett
    Mary Finnegan
    Amy Fiore
    Amy Lamberti
    Mary Gould Moorhead
    Ben Neidich
    Rebecca Saxena
    Laura Sullivan
    Suzanne Thomas

    District 67 Parents

    Eun Ahn
    Jennifer Akemann
    Dana Anderson
    Mallory Boyens
    Kimberly Carris
    Pam Cichon
    Nancy Collins
    Lindsey Draska
    Megan Engelberg
    Mary Galea
    Christine Gowski
    Sarah Lohr
    Kathrin Martens
    Ryan Martin
    Veronica McAuley
    Sanjay Nayar
    Paige Newhouse
    Vanessa Nowlin
    Riley O'Neil
    Sid Parakh
    Melanie Uteg
    Katharine Van Dusen
    Paul Vinger
    Andrew Vitt
    Lisa Walsh
    Monica Yaun