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The Department of Strategic Initiatives provides leadership in the development and facilitation of strategic planning and systemic initiatives. 

Purpose

The purpose of the Department of Strategic Initiatives is to promote and foster the school system’s vision and mission by providing leadership in organizational planning, professional learning, and system-wide communications. 

Alignment with Initiatives

The work of the DSI supports the SMCPS vision and mission. Key initiatives include the Blueprint for Maryland, staff support and retention, and promoting the system’s communications.

The office supports the following specific functions:

  • Facilitating the school system vision through organizational and school effectiveness plans (school improvement and master plan processes).
  • Providing leadership in communicating the school system’s initiatives that support its mission and vision.
  • Providing leadership in strategic planning for system initiatives, in partnership with all divisions of the school system as appropriate.
  • Leading systemic professional learning initiatives, providing structures for support and resources that consider the diverse needs of adult learners.
  • Modeling highly effective professional learning aligned with professional learning standards.
  • Facilitating professional development for new and non-tenured teachers aligned with Maryland teacher induction requirements.
  • Supporting professional development career ladder pathways associated with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, including coursework and professional development experiences for certificated staff and those working toward certification.
  • Communicating the system’s vision and mission through consistent messaging.
  • Collaborating with partners and system offices to enhance opportunities for professional and organizational effectiveness.

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