Strategic Plan 2015-2018
A Letter From The Parent-Teacher Organization Co-Chairs Dear Members of Percy Priest Elementary and the Community,
In November 2014, we formally launched the 2015-2018 strategic planning process. This is an exciting and energizing time in our community. We collectively looked ahead to map out how our school can best address the opportunities and challenges we face, and carry out our mission of academic excellence, progressive education and ethical learning into the future.
Ours has been a broad, inclusive process that has brought together the valuable perspectives of all in our community. The Board formed a Policy and Planning Committee (PPC) which is chaired by Jason Adkins, Co-President of the PTO and assisted by Angela Williamson, Co-President of the PTO. All members of the board participated in the planning process which was guided by volunteer strategic advisor, Marcus Williamson, a parent of a PPE student and certified consultant for planning.
The involvement of our Principal, Ms. Williams and others in administration helped us gain insight into areas of need and opportunities for improvement from inside the institution. We gained external insight from both electronic and inperson forums regarding our committee’s structures, technologies in the classroom, teacher professional development, the improvement of facilities as well as increased communication with parents and the community.
This year’s strategic planning process took into account these thoughts and conversations as well as private interviews, focus groups, and town hall meetings as integral parts of the development of our strategic plan. In addition, our website has been designed to facilitate and encourage transparency throughout the entire PPE community about the strategic planning process. It provides information about the timeline, the ongoing progress of the execution of goals, and opportunities for community engagement with our PTO throughout the year. We will update the site every month or so.
We are excited to have this opportunity to re-embrace our mission and the memory of our founder, J. Percy Priest, and we look forward to constructing a shared vision for our School’s future. Thank you for all that you have done, and will do, to contribute to these important next three years.
Angela Williamson, Percy Priest Elementary PTO Co-President
Jason Adkins, Percy Priest Elementary PTO Co-President