The Head's Vantage

Welcome to The Head's Vantage - a blog examining important educational topics by Andrew Webster, Head of School. 


Introducing the New Strategic Plan

Dear Wardlaw+Hartridge Community, 

In Fall 2018, our Board of Trustees approved a new strategic plan. The plan includes a new vision statement, a mission statement with one small but significant addition, an unchanged statement of core values, and a series of strategic goal statements. As a whole, the document is intended to specify our school's distinctive character and identity and to guide the school's evolution over the next three years and often beyond.

Over the last five strategic plans, we have made one change to the core values and now one to the mission. Of course, a school that lives its mission will not make frequent changes to these elements. The strategic goals will change some over time as parts of them are achieved or perhaps recede in importance and are supplanted by new goals. Each strategic goal area has several shorter term priorities associated with it, but these are more susceptible to change and thus are not shared in this document.

In creating the strategic plan, we solicited and incorporated feedback from parents, faculty and staff, alumni/ae, and Trustees. Over the next several weeks I will write in more detail about the plan, and it will become less abstract. If you have questions or comments as we delve further into it, you can share those with me.


Warm regards,
Andy Webster
Head of School

Posted by awebster on Friday January, 11, 2019 at 09:37AM


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