Strategic Vision 2020: Charting a Course for Excellence

 

 

Throughout the 2012-13 school year, many people from across the Diocese of Palm Beach were involved in the development of the Strategic Vision 2020: Charting a Course for Excellence. The year marked the beginning of a process that will provide direction and purpose for our work in Catholic education through the year 2020.  Three consultants from the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame guided us through this strategic visioning process.

 

Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, convened a Leadership Summit on Catholic Schools in February 2013.  All 500+ teachers across the diocese reviewed standards on Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence from the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.  Over 120 school, parish and community leaders gathered with principals and priests of the diocese to examine all four areas of the National Standards: Catholic Identity and Mission, Academic Excellence, Leadership and Governance and Operational Vitality.  A panel of six nationally known experts in Catholic education wrote White Papers on these topics for the Summit participants.  A Superintendent’s Planning Team was appointed to use the information gathered throughout this process to develop the goals and objectives for the Strategic Vision 2020 presented in the link below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Vision 2020: Charting a Course for Excellence
Goals and Objectives

 

Read the Strategic Vision update - Faith Inspiring Excellence
(Published June 2015)
 

Read the Strategic Vision update - Faith Inspiring Excellence
(Published June 2014)

 

Read Strategic Vision
(includes a letter from Bishop Barbarito)

 

 

 
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
 
Keynote Speaker: Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden,
Bishop of Harrisburg, Chairman of the Education
Committee, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 
Bishop McFadden passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2013.
 

 

 
CATHOLIC IDENTITY AND MISSION
 
Mr. Leland Nagel, Executive Director, National Conference of Catechetical Leadership 

 

 
LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
 
Sr. Carol Cimino, SSJ, National Consultant, William H. Sadler Co., former Executive Director, Catholic School Administrators Association, New York State.  In January 2013, Sr. Carol was named Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Buffalo, NY.

 

 
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
 
Sr. Mary Frances Taymans, SND, former Executive Director, Department of Secondary Schools, National Catholic Education Association.

 

 
iPADS SUPPORT 21ST CENTURY CURRICULUM
 
Mr. Federico Padovan, Executive Director of Development and Technology, Immaculata-LaSalle High School, Miami, Apple Distinguished Educator.
 
OPERATIONAL VITALITY
 
Mr. Richard J. Burke, President, Catholic School Management, Inc.

 

 

Leadership Summit Sponsors:

Platinum Level
William H. Sadlier, Inc. Publishing

 

Gold Level
FACTS, Tuition Management
Catholic School Management, Inc.

 

Silver Level
Catapult Learning
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Moya Photography

 

Bronze Level
Carpet MD
E-Rate, LLC
Expert Test Prep