Strategic Plan

Colonial School District Teaching

Why does Colonial need a Strategic Plan?

  • A comprehensive strategic plan is an opportunity to sustain the Power of WE through:
    • Understanding the current state of Colonial.
    • Engaging deeply and hearing the hopes and dreams of a wide range of stakeholders in New Castle.
    • Thinking expansively about the opportunities we have to move our district to a new level of excellence.
    • Designing a detailed map for district improvement over the next five years.
Watch the video above to learn more about Colonial’s strategic plan. 

What is a Strategic Plan?

  • A foundation and roadmap for a district’s improvement efforts.
  • A “living document” that ensures all educators are on the same page.
    An accountability dimension that ensures alignment between the priorities and goals at the district level and in schools.

CSD Strategic Planning Stages & Timeline



(January 2020 to Sept. 2020)

  • Identify and train strategic planning facilitators


(October 2020 to March 2021)

  • Engage as many stakeholders as possible
  • Use data from conversations to spark inquiry and guide development of plan


(March 2021 to July 2021)

  • Draft Strategic Plan
  • Engage Stakeholders
  • Finalize strategic plan


(August 2021 & Beyond)

  • Initiate elements of the strategic plan.


(August 2021 and Beyond)

  • Provide updates and solicit feedback on progress toward goals and implementation plans


(August 2021 and Beyond)

  • Adjust the strategic plan in response to feedback from stakeholders and progress towards goals.

Who is leading
this effort?

Dr. Pete Leida

Dr. Pete Leida

Deputy Superintendent

Kate England

Kate England

Partnership Manager - Insight Education Group

Kia Johnson

Kia Johnson

Project Coach - Insight Education Group

Hopes and Dreams

As we look to build out the future of Colonial, we are collecting the ‘Hopes and Dreams’ of our Colonial Community. Please take a minute to add yours using this form.

Want to be a part of shaping the future of Colonial?

Use this form to get more information on becoming a part of the strategic plan process.