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  • During the 2020-2021 school year, Superintendent Menzel and the SUSD Governing Board initiated a broad, wide-ranging, future-focused strategic planning process that engaged the Scottsdale community at-large to articulate a vision for the District’s future that is both aspirational and inspirational.  

    SUSD’s strategic planning process included three initial phases:

    In Phase 1, a Design Team of stakeholders (i.e., parents, community members, administrators, teachers, and classified staff members) developed the SUSD vision, mission, and values to guide the District into our desired future.

    In Phase 2, Design Team members determined the strategic goals and commitments to align district wide actions.

    During Phase 3 of the SUSD Strategic Planning Process, District and school leaders and teachers identified key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progress toward the realization of SUSD’s strategic goals and commitments -- and the following five district strategic initiatives to support implementation of the SUSD Strategic Plan:  

    • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (Academic and Behavioral)
    • Innovation in Teaching and Learning
    • Talent Attraction and Retention
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Optimized Learning Resources

    View the SUSD Strategic Plan here

    The SUSD Governing Board approved the Strategic Plan and established initial Key Performance Indicators in June of 2022.   And District leaders reported on the progress of Strategic Action Teams and progress on all KPIs in June of 2023.

    The District is now engaged in an ongoing cycle of continuous improvement: monitoring our progress towards achieving our goals, analyzing data and context,  and annually reporting our progress and resetting KPIs and performance measures to ensure we are focusing on what matters most. 

  • Strategic Action Teams (StAT Teams)  

    To activate the next steps toward deep implementation of the Districtwide initiatives, five Strategic Action Teams (StAT Teams) comprised of district and school administrators, teachers, and classified staff members were established September of 2022.   The scope of the initiatives requires a multi-year implementation timeline and commitment on the part of StAT Teams.  Leaders of the StAT Teams will begin to report out on key learnings, progress, and outcomes of each of our StAT Teams at Governing Board meetings during the second semester of the 2022-23 SY.   

    MTSS A MTSS B Innovation T &  L

    Dr. Cindy Bochna
    Dr. Kim Dodds-Keran

    Shannon Cronn
    Matt Lins

    Dr. Michelle Watt
    Dr. Dave Priniski

    Tamara Jagodzinski
    Rick Dwyer
    Shannon Blair
    Dale Merrill
    Jonna Wallis
    Diane Murphy
    Donna Dempsy
    Carlie Fried
    Grace Stombres
    Ali Ellis
    Mickaela Leopold 
    Megan Tipton
    Jaime White 
    Sarah Torrilhon

    Chuck Rantala 
    Alisha Kellum
    Chad Johnson
    Violet Richards
    Dorianne Brown
    Lauren Piloto 
    Susan Wertheim
    Alice Spingola
    Patty Mastropolo
    Lauren Fellman
    Maddie Rice

    Janelle Danskey
    Anne Plenkovich
    Kristen Tindall
    Annette Siemssen
    Catherine Miller
    Stacey Pasquel
    Johanna Kaiser
    Nichole Viderman
    Roni Scholz
    Larissa Beckstead

    Attracting & Retaining Community Partnerships Optimized Resources  

    Alexis Wilson
    Amy Goff

    Kristine Harrington   
    Amy Downs  

    Shannon Crosier
    Dennis Roehler

    Shelley Hummon
    Junior Michael 
    Kat Hughes
    Stacey Pasquel
    Julie Leyva  
    Becky Williams 
    Brooke Phillips 
    Keri Blaker

    John Andrews
    Matt Patzlaff
    Sara Johnson
    Kenneth Shuck
    Tarnisha Tilson 
    David White
    Michelle Irvin
    Shawn Crosier
    Susan Lindberg
    Tammy Clow-Kennedy
    Katie Kunitzer
    Lisa Randall - Chamber
    Dennis Robbins - Charros
    Nan Strohmaier - SUSD Foundation

    Robert Akhbari
    Margaret Serna
    Yogi Chinnam
    Hannah Makolay
    Marin Velarde
    Brenda Spiesak
    Francisca Garcia
    Christine Bonow
    Josh Friedman
    Steven Paluch

    Through the ongoing commitment to the strategic planning process, SUSD continues on a path to operationalize our District’s vision and mission – in alignment with the values, strategic goals and commitments, initiatives, and KPIs established to ensure SUSD’s present and future success.