AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

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AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Staff Info Sessions – February 2015
Student Enrollment
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Elementary: 40
Middle School: 25
High School: 56
PACES: 35
International: 11
–Totals: 167 students
• New Students to Date: 32
Highlights
• $5.5 M State Bond Commission approval
• Conference on Educating Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Students
• Birth-To-Three and Outreach Audiology
departments
• ASD Education Administration and Teachers
Union – Center for School
Improvement Workshop
• ASL/English Program in UAE (2 Mo.)
Highlights
• Athletic program updates
• Residential Life program presents to the
Board Education Committee
• “IB Awesome!”
• CEASD and NEASC Accreditations –
November 2015
Museum Updates
• Museum Coordinator
• 501(c)3 Application – ASD Institute of Deaf
Education and Culture, Inc.
• CT Historical Society – 50 Objects/50 Stories
• CT Freedom Trail Selection Committee –
adding ASD as a site
• Williamstown Art Conservation
Center
Campus Changes
• Sale of Cogswell building
• Business Offices, Human Resources offices,
Institutional Advancement offices, and
Outreach Services offices will move to
Vocational Tech Building
• IA will oversee Museum operations
• Elementary Dormitory program
ASD
Website
STRATEGIC PLANNING OVERVIEW
This Year
• New Principal
• New Student Health Center Director,
Medical Director, APRN & Nurses
• Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
• Reading assessments
• Data collection/analysis – School
Performance Report
• Rightsizing the campus
• Professional Development
• Relationships with Unions
Strategic Priorities 2015 - 2018
• Strategic Priority 1: Create an environment of academic excellence
through an ASL/English bilingual education
• Strategic Priority 2: Growth in enrollment in programs with an
emphasis on attracting and retaining students for the core
academic program
• Strategic Priority 3: Maintain financial stability and create
opportunities for financial growth
• Strategic Priority 4: Manage land and facilities so they may
provide optimal usage to support our missions and strategic
direction
• Strategic Priority 5: Build and strengthen community relationships
and partnerships
Strategic Priority 1: Create an environment of academic
excellence through an ASL/English bilingual education
• Data, Data, Data
• Align to Common Core State Standards
• Clear Educational Philosophy – Specially
Designed Instruction
• ASD’s Dual Language/Bilingual Approach
(ASL/English)
• Peer (Critical Mass)
• Establish Professional Learning Communities
Strategic Priority 2: Growth in enrollment in programs with an
emphasis on attracting and retaining students for the core
academic program
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Update, clarify, create and define our curriculum
Data, Data, Data
Response to intervention (SRBI)
Building of Deaf community
Marketing program
Birth-To-Three program
Staff recruitment
Reverse enrollment trends
Strategic Priority 3: Maintain financial stability and create
opportunities for financial growth
• Employ collaborative approach to our budget
• Refine operating and capital budget resource
allocation
• Ensure adequate future financial capacity and
long term stability (including Endowment and
Pension Plans)
• Create a culture of philanthropy
• Outsourcing areas not under ASD expertise
• State bonding
Strategic Priority 4: Manage land and facilities so they may provide optimal usage to
support our missions and strategic direction
• Facilities Needs
– Review existing facilities use
– Auditorium
– Administrative Office Building with Museum
Display
– Dormitory (will depend on student growth)
Strategic Priority 5: Build and strengthen community
relationships and partnerships
• Strategic relationship with alumni
• Relationship with local, state and federal
agencies and leaders
• Relationship with LEA’s
• Relationship with funders, corporate and
institutional
• Collaboration
– CCSU or UConn – Deaf Education
Strategic Priority 5: Build and strengthen community
relationships and partnerships (con’t)
• Ensure ASD visibility in various organizations
with appropriate staff
– EHDI
– Hands and Voices
– Coalition
• Social media
• Presentation at conferences
Strategic Exploration: Autism Program
• Support for our autistic students
• Consultative services throughout State of CT
• Full program for autistic students
– Research-based center
– Resource center
Suggested Timeline
Phase 1
Preparing for Strategic
Planning
Phase 2
Conducting Strategic
Planning Sessions
Phase 3
Securing Input from Key
Stakeholders
Phase 4
Communication with
Key Stakeholders
Phase 5
Providing
Implementation Support
(Optional)
Sep 2014
Begin Phase 1
Oct 2014
Kick off and introduce
Strategic Planning at
Board Meeting
Dec 2014
1st Strategic Session w/Senior
Management Team
Jan 2015
Present initial Strategic Thinking
at Board Mtg and get input
Feb 2015
2nd Strat Session w/Exec Team
using Board input to iterate
Feb 2015
Input from Staff, Parents, LEA
and Alumni
Feb/March 2015
2nd Strategic Session w/Senior
Management Team – Develop
Action Plans
Mar 2015
Updated Strategic Plan
presented to Board
April 2015
3rd Strat Session synthesizing
Board input; finalize Strategic
Plan
May 2015
Board signoff on Strategic Plan
May 2015
Begin Phase 4
June 2015
Begin Implementation Plan
Other Considerations
• ASD Bi-centennial Celebration
– Impact of Deaf Education
• Outreach and Support Services, including
consultation
– Explore regional programs
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International program
PACES program
Recruitment of key staff
Enterprise Risk Management
Video from NAD
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALvPVzm
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AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
www.asd-1817.org

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