The Superintendent’s 2020-2021 Goals are based on priorities identified in the following categories: Student Academic Growth, Achievement and Support; Fiscal Responsibility and Long-Term Planning; District Operations and Safety, Facilities Planning and Maintenance; Communications and Engagement; Professional Growth and Leadership that align with the district’s Strategic Plan and address academic achievement, budgetary, facility, operational and curricular needs. These goals recognize the challenges of leading through a global pandemic to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. References to the district’s Strategic Plan means the “Strategic Plan 2016-2021-Five Pathways, One Destination”. References to the Curriculum Audit means the “March 2017 Curriculum Audit of the Cheltenham School District completed by Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc.”

    Objective Performance Measure #1 – Student Academic Growth, Achievement and Support: The Superintendent uses multiple data sources to assess student success and growth as appropriate, specific to needs within the District and as determined annually in collaboration with the Board of School Directors. The Superintendent works with the administrative team to analyze the school district performance and work in concert with the Office of Education and the building administration to identify key areas of need for all schools and develop a plan of intervention for the identified areas of need.

    In addition, the Superintendent continues to work with the administration to review the district-wide curriculum needs based on the Curriculum Audit to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of all students, aligns with state/national standards, is equitable and culturally relevant. The administration will continue to engage in teacher supervision through the observation and evaluation processes which inform professional development and provide support for best practice implementation in classroom instruction.

    In 2020-2021, the Superintendent shall:

    1. Provide oversight for the completion of written curriculum documents, resources, and assessments for (i) Math K-8 and Algebra 1 with common assessments and (ii) K-8, Health Curriculum.

    2. Provide oversight and leadership in the implementation of the district’s remote learning plan and transitional plan and use district benchmark and assessment data to monitor student achievement/growth and student attendance throughout the academic year.

    3. Ensure the implementation of the Danielson Framework for teaching that engages in staff supervision through the observation and evaluation process to enhance delivery of instruction in a remote teaching and learning environment.

    4. Monitor and provide oversight in the implementation of the K-6 Wonders Reading Series.

    5. Monitor and provide oversight in design and implementation of Flexible Scheduling.

    6. Provide oversight and leadership in the development and submission of the Special Education Plan to the Department of Education.

    7. Develop and present for board adoption an administrative regulation supporting the District's Equity Plan.

    8. Provide evidence supporting district’s commitment to student voice and student action plans.


    Objective Performance Measure #2: Facilities Planning and Maintenance: The Superintendent collaborates with the Business Manager and the Director of Operations to analyze the data provided through the Facilities Condition Assessment to develop a five-year plan for improvements/renovations to the district facilities. The plan developed will serve as the guide for future renovations and improvements to the school district and include an ongoing plan for the maintenance and sustainability of the current school district facilities. Action shall be taken to ensure the safety of students and staff and to ensure compliance and address prioritized needs taking into consideration budget constraints. In 2020-2021, the Superintendent shall:

    1. Continue the implementation of School dude to support work orders, preventative maintenance and facilities usage.

    2. Lead and monitor the development of a sustainability policy that implements sustainability protocols, practices, and procedures.

    3. Finalize the facilities condition assessment report and develop the framework for the district’s five (5) year facilities plan.

    4. Oversee the implementation of the Health and Safety Plan related to building maintenance and adherence to CDC cleaning protocols during the district’s transition plan.


    Objective Performance Measure #3: Fiscal Responsibility and Long-Term Planning: The Superintendent works with the District Business Manager to develop and present a responsible budget that provides resources needed to maintain quality education programs while ensuring fiscal responsibility. In 2020-2021, the Superintendent shall:

    1. Monitor the implementation of collective bargaining agreements to ensure programmatic needs/goals of the district are met taking into consideration the district’s fiscal realities.

    2. Support the Board in the identification and drafting of policies per objectives of the curriculum audit and strategic plan.

    3. Present a budget to the board that is balanced, aligned with curricular objectives that is student-focused and eliminates or reduces the use of fund balance.


    Objective Performance Measure #4: District Operations and Safety: The Superintendent manages District operations, ensuring completion of activities associated with the annual budget; overseeing the distribution of resources in support of district priorities; and directing overall operational activities within the District. Superintendent guides and monitors the implementation of the district comprehensive emergency plan. In addition, through collaboration with local, county and state agencies the school district will update and improve the school district's emergency response procedures. Furthermore, the Superintendent will monitor the professional development provided to faculty, staff, and safety officers that supports the plan in the event of an emergency. In 2020-2021, the Superintendent shall:

    1. Monitor the collaboration with township and county emergency management in supporting the district’s comprehensive emergency operation plan/emergency response procedures as it relates to the districts Health and Safety Plan.


    Objective Performance Measure #5: Professional Growth and Leadership: The Superintendent creates a climate that stimulates and supports professional growth and improvement of all staff. Professional development will be developed and provided to staff and in-service opportunities will be developed for all staff that promotes research on how students learn, classroom management, equity, cultural proficiency, emerging technology tools for education and new curriculum. The Superintendent works to individually reflect upon his effectiveness within the role and works to improve effectiveness through professional development literature, programs, professional coaching and activities. In 2020-2021, the Superintendent shall:

    1. Participate and attend local, regional and national professional development opportunities that support best practices in areas specific to responsibly leading the district through COVID-19.

    2. Continue to monitor and implement cultural proficiency, equity and antiracism practices that support the district’s commitment to equity, access, and opportunity and provide periodic reports to the Board and community stakeholders on the district’s progress based on key performance indicators.

    3. Continue to lead the district’s implementation of Year 5 of the district’s strategic plan.


    Objective Performance Measure #6: Communication and Engagement: The Superintendent communicates with and engages the staff, the Board, and members of the community, clearly articulating District goals and priorities, addressing local and broader issues affecting the District, and building support for District initiatives, programs and short/long-range plans. The Superintendent provides leadership in communicating with the general public those positive activities, programs, accomplishments, and district improvements to increase community awareness and understanding. In 2020-2021, the Superintendent shall:

    1. Monitor the implementation of phase one of a dashboard /scorecard that presents school profile and district disaggregated demographic data for tracking and progress evaluation purposes.

    2. Continue to lead and support a communication plan that provides multiple communication channels (video, written, social media), etc. to inform and highlight/promote district goals, accomplishments, programming and initiatives.