Asst. Superintendent Dr. Waters' Goals

Assistant Superintendent Dr. D'Ana Waters' 2022-2023 Goals

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Goal 1: Academic Excellence

Increase student achievement and provide excellent programming for students by:

  • Promoting high expectations, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and student-centered learning
  • Incorporating the Universal For Design Framework
  • Enhancing the teacher observation and evaluation process
  • Undergoing a thorough ELA curriculum review process
  • Utilizing effective instructional practices and strategies
  • Developing authentic assessments for students
  • Staying abreast of current research-based trends
  • Meeting monthly with the Directors of Special Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Equity, and the Administrator of Secondary Learning and Renovation to align goals and expectations

Goal 2: Equity, Access, and Cultural Responsiveness

Continue to develop a community that values a sense of belonging and promotes equity for all students by:

  • Increasing the awareness, knowledge, and skills of administrators, teachers, and staff to support learners
  • Reducing the number of diverse students who are disproportionately represented in Special Education and behavior referrals
  • Recruiting and retaining qualified, diverse staff who are representative of our students 
  • Strengthening connections with the North Penn community
  • Engaging with and supporting our Parents in Equity (PIE) members
  • Enhancing opportunities for student voice and choice
  • Fostering a sense of belonging in classrooms/schools
  • Implementing the "No Place for Hate" program in additional elementary and secondary schools
  • Partnering with parents of students with IEPs to improve our inclusion, access, and programming work
  • Collaborating with the Inclusion Facilitators monthly
  • Using the MTSS model with fidelity to identify students needed additional supports and interventions
  • Utilizing a gifted screener and strengthening the process to identify students needing enrichment

Goal 3:Safe, Efficient, and Modern Schools

Create innovative environments that are safe and welcoming by:

  • Cultivating intentionally inviting school cultures
  • Integrating technology into lessons appropriately
  • Practicing safety drills regularly in all buildings
  • Increasing security measures based on the 2022 Safety Assessment
  • Seeking qualitative feedback from students/families
  • Providing professional development on positive, proactive de-escalation strategies and techniques
  • Participating in the NPHS project and renovation discussions, as needed

Goal 4: Operational Excellence

Promote organizational effectiveness resulting in improved services for students and the community by:

  • Making fiscally responsible decisions
  • Streamlining communication to staff and community
  • Refining district policies and administrative regulations

Goal 5: Social and Emotional Wellness

Enhance mental health supports for students and staff by:

  • Responding to qualitative feedback from students and staff
  • Scheduling time for Second Step in grades K-6
  • Exploring SEL curriculums for the secondary level
  • Training elementary staff on Responsive Classroom
  • Increasing intensive K-12 counseling supports
  • Expanding opportunities for staff and student wellness by accomplishing the Wellness Committee's goals

Goal 6: Future Ready

Ensure students are equipped for college or careers upon graduation by:

  • Expanding dual enrollment opportunities for students
  • Offering a variety of internships and mentorships to high school students (CHIP program)
  • Planning career fairs and trade fair opportunities
  • Increasing Post-12 community partnerships
  • Delivering guidance career lessons to students