Strategic Plan

Twin Oaks' Strategic Plan

The mission of Twin Oaks Elementary, a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, is to challenge all students to develop their unique potential, become life-long learners, and value their community through a school distinguished by:

  • A culture of personal leadership development
  • Engaging and relevant instruction with high academic expectations
  • Respectful collaboration and communication.

Objectives

Measures of Success
  • Each student will meet or exceed his/her personal growth target in reading and math annually
  • Each student will have equitable access to appropriate and relevant technology by 2016.
  • Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and meaningful.
  • Each student will have opportunities to participate in site or community-based service learning annually.

Strategies

Strategy 1: We will create student growth through engaging, relevant, and challenging learning experiences.
  • Individual student needs are met through differentiated instruction
  • Implement Guided language Acquisition Design (GLAD) strategies in all classrooms to ensure differentiated and common core aligned instruction and learning for all students.
  • We will ensure that all students have access to consistent, viable, and rich writing instruction across the content areas.
  • Students and their families will have equitable access to the Student Study Team Process.
  • Continue to grow and sustain a culture of personal leadership through the implementation of The Leader in Me.
Strategy 2: We will develop a comprehensive technology plan to support effective instruction and learning.
  • All staff and students will have equitable access to digital technology.
  • All staff and students will have adequate and ongoing technology training.
  • We will prepare our students for the 21st century through implementation of a digital curriculum.
  • Funds will be allocated to support ongoing technology support and replacement.
  • Staff will use a digital form of communication with all staff and parents in our school community.
Strategy 3: We will align systems of communication to improve efficiency.
  • Implement an effective communication system to improve efficiency.
  • Establish a comprehensive, web-based presence.
  • Ensure consistent and frequent information to our students and parents.

Beliefs

We Believe that:

  • Every individual deserves opportunities to achieve his or her unique potential
  • Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect
  • Kindness and compassion are critical to positive relationships
  • Physical and emotional safety is imperative to learning
  • People have the freedom to make choices and the responsibility for those choices
  • Conduct and interactions are best guided by truth, honesty and integrity
  • Commitment to personal growth is vital for continuous success 
  • Discovering one’s purpose and passion ignites personal growth
  • Balance is essential to well-being
  • Persistent optimism fosters open-minded attitudes and solutions
  • Quality relies on the ongoing pursuit of excellence
  • Cooperative community efforts create a higher quality of life
  • Success is the only option

Parameters

  • We will base decisions on what is best  for students
  • We will act with honesty, truth and integrity 
  • We will treat all people with dignity and respect 
  • We will not compromise our commitment to excellence in education
  • We will improve or eliminate ineffective programs or performance
  • We will not give up on any student