UPDATE: Strategic Planning Committee - Where We Are Now

The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) – formed to help map the District’s future over a five-year period -- conducted a series of meetings in late January and early February to enlist feedback from many constituents, including: CH-UH school parents, students, teachers/staff, community members and private and charter school families.

The next steps are a community meeting to get more feedback and an online survey to District families, teachers/staff and the community.

The Strategic Planning Community Meeting will be held:

  • Wednesday
  • March 4,   6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cleveland Heights High School Social Room, 13263 Cedar Road

SPC Formation

The newly-formed Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) held its first meeting Tuesday, January 13 at the Board of Education to begin working with the District and the Board to develop a five-year Strategic Plan for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District.

CH-UH Superintendent Dr. Talisa L. Dixon welcomed the committee and introduced Committee Chair Saroya Queen-Tabor. Comprised of parents of current and former CH-UH students; alumni; Heights High students; faculty; staff; community partners; board members; and consultant Amy Morgenstern, President of Main Stream Enterprises, Inc., the SPC confirmed its ‘charge’ to develop and recommend a proposed plan to the BOE and dove right into the first phase of the work: to hear from CH-UH stakeholders.

The SPC’s role is to assist in developing the District’s five-year Strategic Plan. Among the planning objectives are to:

·        Articulate and align stakeholders around the District’s vision, mission, values and guiding principles, strategic priorities and limited number of measurable goals;

·        Confirm implementation details to support achievement of the desired results.

The SPC’s formation and their work ahead supports points made in Dr. Dixon’s First 100 Days Report (presented at the December 16 Board Meeting): “to develop a five-year plan for this District with all of the key stakeholders.” As Dr. Dixon stated in the 100 Days Report, “With this support I believe this district can execute a plan that delivers results in both the short and long term. It’s going to take a commitment from everyone to see it through.”

 

CH-UH STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE 

COMMUNITY:

Saroya Tabor (CHAIR) Active parent and school volunteer

Dallas Schubert – Active Parent and school volunteer

Jane Harris – Link Director of Parent Engagement

Mark Storz – John Carroll University, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Susie Kaeser – Volunteer, Public School Advocate

Pam Cameron – UH Council

Jeff Coryell – CH Council

Krista Hawthorne – Executive Director of Reaching Heights

Judge Deane Buchanan – Cleveland Heights Municipal Court

 

CHHS STUDENTS:

Eryn Bernard, 11th grade

Akash Bartlett, 10th grade

 

STAFF:

Desiree Caliguire-Maier – IB Program Specialist

Teresa Ware – Teacher at Noble

Ari Klein – Teacher Union President

Bob Swaggard – Coordinator of Ed Services (secondary)

Erica Wigton – Canterbury Principal

Allison Byrd – Director of Data, Research and Assessment

Angee Shaker – Dir. of Communications

Scott Gainer – CFO/Treasurer

Dr. Talisa Dixon – Superintendent

 

BOARD MEMBERS:

Eric Coble – Board Member

Nancy Peppler – Board Member

 

CONSULTANT:

Amy Main Morgenstern – President, Main Stream Enterprises, Inc.