Paul Carriere, Superintendent of Rocky Mountain School District #6, recently used an exchange to lay the groundwork for success for the district's students and community.
- What do our students need to be successful in learning and life?
- What are some important things we should focus on as we are planning for the future of our School District?
What business and/or personal value did it create?
The responses to these questions, after they had been rated and themed, provided the basis for a District Working Group to capture the values of the communities we serve. This has been incredibly helpful in determining where we will focus our collective efforts over the next 5 years.
What advice do you have for other people asking this question?
We really could have just asked the first question – asking the 2nd one added some value to the process but not nearly what we thought it would. As surprising as it seems, one question would have been enough. It is also very important that a multi stakeholder group works together to pull out the important themes and that the process celebrates collaboration in arriving at the outcome.