Our strategic planning process is anchored by each school district’s Portrait of a Graduate, a locally developed and globally positioned vision that articulates your community’s aspirations for all students.

Our entire strategic planning process involves the ongoing engagement of a representative Design Team. This team will ensure your strategic plan is informed by diverse perspectives, is responsive to student needs, and inspires both ownership and action.


Our process is…

  • Anchored in the local Portrait of a Graduate.
  • Geared to establish a bold vision that has enduring impact.
  • Centered on authentic stakeholder engagement.
  • Designed to elevate student and educator voice.
  • Based on a systems approach that drives equitable 21st century learning.
  • Informed by leading education research, combined with analysis of local and regional ecosystems.
  • Bolstered with engaging communications support.
  • Facilitated by an experienced team with hands-on expertise in education leadership, community engagement, and strategic planning.


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The engagement activities utilized throughout this dynamic process empowered our Design Team members to take bold steps in developing a strategic plan that will result in all students being provided equitable and inspiring authentic learning experiences. I have been associated with many division-wide strategic planning efforts over my 29 years as an educational leader, but none have come close to matching the synergy of the process utilized by Battelle for Kids.
Dr David Sovine, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools