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Goals & Strategies

GOAL # 1: Our organization and members shall act with integrity, model professional behavior, and maintain high expectations for all students, staff and ourselves.

To accomplish this goal, the following strategies will be taken at each level:

MSSA: 

  • Develop and implement a communication plan
  • Participate in professional learning to strengthen education leadership skills
  • Distribute good stories of education and superintendency
  • Provide a new superintendent’s orientation and induction program
  • Contact potential new mentors from similar profile systems for new superintendents

REGIONS: 

  • Provide opportunities to discuss regional differences
  • Support a comprehensive induction program

INDIVIDUALS:

  • Act as chief communicator for the organization
  • Act as mentor to new superintendents
  • Reach out to other superintendents and MSSA to learn more about how to effectively, efficiently, and ethically influence all stakeholders to improve education
  • Participate in professional learning

GOAL # 2:  Our organization and members shall advocate for resources essential to student learning and champion the advancement of public education.

To accomplish this goal, the following strategies will be taken at each level:

MSSA: 

  • Provide training for regions on the legislative process and strategies to influence public policy at the state level
  • Provide talking points on key issues
  • Monitor and influence decision making at the state level; and organize activities and strategies to develop positive relationships with state-wide leaders, and local leaders
  • Organize activities and strategies to develop positive relationships with state-wide leaders
  • Advocate for public education

REGIONS:

  • Sponsor legislative activities to build relationships with legislators, influence public policy and advocate for public education
  • Schedule regular report-outs from committee representatives and provide input to guide the work
  • Review talking points and discuss how to effectively get the message out
  • Organize activities and strategies to develop positive relationships with regional representatives and legislators

INDIVIDUALS:

  • Contact local legislators and governmental representatives to establish relationships, share talking points and add local elements to personalize the context, influence public policy, and advocate for public education
  • Organize activities and strategies to develop positive relationships with legislators, regional representatives and local officials
  • Contact MSSA to provide information that will help them influence policy or develop talking points.

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