2015-2022 Strategic Plan
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Our Strategic Plan provides guidance and a clear sense of purpose as we continue to fulfill the School’s Mission and build upon our high level of successes.
The Purpose of the Strategic Plan
The ultimate goal of this plan is for MICDS to advance as a dynamic learning community that leads the way in innovative and creative pedagogy while upholding our School’s values and mission. The plan identifies evolving MICDS needs and priorities while creating a roadmap on how to best allocate our resources.
Implementation, Evaluation and Oversight
The successful implementation of this plan will be the work of the entire School community. Together, we’ll continue to define annual action steps while incorporating new factors into our thinking as we strive to reach our strategic goals. Progress will be measured by key metrics that are shared annually with our full community.
The Planning Process
Strategic Planning is grounded in the Mission that has long defined our School. To garner a deep understanding of what we as a community value most about our past experiences and our aspirations for the future of MICDS, our Steering Committee, led by Board Chair Julie Lilly ’86 and Board Vice-Chair Bill Polk ‘74, conducted a review of the ISACS Self-Study and Visiting Team Report, Portraits of a MICDS Graduate and parent and alumni survey data.
- Steering Committee
- Board Chair Julia Jansen Lilly ’86
- Board Vice Chair William Polk ’74
- Former Head of School Lisa Lyle
- Former Chair Henry B. Pflager III ’80
- Former Chair Stuart Campbell