The 2010-2015 St. Johns County School District’s (SJCSD) Strategic Plan, which was approved for five years, ended in December 2015. Planning for a new 2016-2021 St. Johns County School District’s Strategic Plan began with the selection of a 12 member Planning Team and a 16 member Implementation Team. The teams represented the community, district and school-based personnel including students. Collaborative Labs, affiliated with St. Petersburg College in Florida, was contracted to facilitate and help develop a roadmap of goals and strategies for 2016-2021 including a first year Tactical Plan of implementation. Four over-arching goals for 2021 were developed along with five Strategies that included Academic and Student Services, Operations, Community Relations, Human Resources and Superintendent and School Board. The 2016-2021 St. Johns County School District’s Strategic Plan was presented at a School Board Workshop on April 5, 2016 seeking recommendations for successful implementation.
Strategic Plan Impact
The Strategic Plan for 2016-2021 aligns with the vision, mission and core beliefs of St. Johns County School District and is focused on four overarching goals supported in five strategy areas; Academic and Student Services, Operations, Community Relations, Human Resources and Superintendent and School Board. The tactical plans assure all decisions are correlated to student achievement.
The 2016-2021 SJCSD Strategic Plan is based on the belief that all students will choose a learning path that leads to a well-rounded graduate who demonstrates good character and leadership.
Upon approval, implementation of the 2016-2021 St. Johns County School District’s Strategic Plan will be incorporated within yearly capital or operational budgets.
2016 Planning Team
- Superintendent – Joseph G. Joyner, Ed.D.
- Principal of the Year – Kyle Dresback, Nease High School
- Deputy Superintendent for Operations – Tim Forson
- Deputy Superintendent for Academic and Student Services – Brennan Asplen
- St. Johns County School District Board Chair – Patrick Canan
- Community Member/Parent – Dwala Willis, Sheriff’s Department
- Chief of Community Relations – Christina H. Upchurch
- Volunteer of the Year/Parent – Lyn Gabrielsen (former PTO Chair at OPES)
- Teacher of the Year – Charles Moseley, Switzerland Point Middle School
- Union President for Non-Instructional – Carole Gauronskas, SJESPA President, Ketterlinus Elementary School
- Union President for Instructional – Michelle Dillon, SJEA President
- Business Partner of the Year – Jenielle Billy, Digital Marketing Specialist/Community Outreach Leader at Beaver Toyota
2016 Implementation Team
- Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction – Dawn Sapp
- Associate Superintendent for Accountability & Intervention Services – Scott Sherman
- Associate Superintendent for Student Support Services – Cathy Mittelstadt
- Associate Superintendent for Human Resources – Cathy Hutchins
- Middle School Principal – Jewel Johnson, Landrum Middle School
- Elementary School Principal – Nigel Pillay, Otis Mason Elementary School
- Director for Career & Professional Education – Chris Force
- Director for Instructional Resources and Media Services – Kim Dixon
- Rookie Teacher of the Year – Hank Samuels, Hartley Elementary School
- Coordinator for Governmental Relations – Beth Sweeny
- Executive Director for Planning and Governmental Relations – Nicole Cubbedge
- Chief Financial Officer – Michael Degutis
- Student – Junior in High School (Sunshine State Scholar) – Zachary Villaverde, Bartram Trail High School
- Student from Advisory Group – Jack Leonard, Creekside High School
- Chief Information Officer – Bruce Patrou
- Executive Director for Facilities and New Construction – Paul Rose
- Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship are essential to the well being of individuals and society.
- All individuals have intrinsic value.
- Every individual can contribute something of worth to society.
- Individuals are responsible and accountable for their choices and decisions.
- In order to grow and thrive, individuals need caring relationships and a nurturing environment.
- Supportive family relationships are the foundation of the community.
- High expectations lead to higher performance which, in turn, empowers the individual and strengthens society.
- Continuous learning is a lifelong process that is essential to a productive and enriched life.
- A safe and orderly environment is conducive to learning.
The St. Johns County School District will inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world.
All students will choose a learning path that leads to a well-rounded graduate who demonstrates good character and leadership.
We will not initiate any new program or service unless:
- It is consistent with and contributes to our mission
- It is accompanied by the training, staff development, and resources needed to assure its effectiveness
- Goal A: College and Career Readiness Student Success Goal for 2021:
All students will graduate with a skill set prepared for college or a career.
- Goal B: Flexible Learning and Success Goal 2021:
All students will have the choice and flexibility to customize their learning path.
- Goal C: Well-Rounded Student Success Goal 2021:
All students will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and character, strengthen their life skills and participate in service to the community.
- Goal D: Growth Management Success Goal 2021:
St. Johns County School District will proactively manage systemic growth.
- Tasked with developing a new Strategic Plan because the current one ended in 2015.
- Selected 12 members for the Planning Team and 16 members for the Implementation Team. All 28 members represented community, district, and school-based personnel including administrative, instructional, non-instructional and students.
- Planning Team met on January 8, 2016 and developed a draft for the survey. Andrea Henning from Collaborative Labs facilitated the meeting via WebEx.
- Survey was sent out on January 25 – February 2, 2016 and responses were sent to Collaborative Labs. The feedback/comments from the survey were sent from Collaborative Labs to us on February 4.
- An all day Strategic Vision and Roadmap Meeting was held on February 8 with both Planning and Implementation Teams. The vision and 2021 Goals were established as well as the format for building a 1-year Tactical Plan.
- A follow-up meeting was held on February 17 to cross-walk the goals with the strategies for the Planning and Implementation Teams and to formalize the work of the Implementation Team via virtual WebEx.