WILMETTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT 39
Engage, Empower, Inspire
In Fall 2021, District 39 launched an effort to develop a new multi-year strategic plan for the district. The Board of Education unanimously approved a five-year plan during its September 2021 meeting that gives the district a roadmap that focuses on the most essential, key initiatives while accomplishing collective excellence for our students.
A visual representation of our progress-to-goal for key performance indicators (KPIs) can be found on our D39 Strategic Plan Dashboard. Additionally, our Fall 2023 progress report that details our 2022-23 accomplishments and 2023-24 high-priority action steps can be accessed here.
Portrait of a District 39 Scholar
Strategic Plan Showcase Video
Goal 1: Student Achievement and Growth
GOAL: Ensure a differentiated education that provides a strong foundation of rigorous academic learning
Goal 2: Supportive Community
GOAL: Cultivate a supportive and inclusive learning community that is responsive to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of each student.
A reporting system to engage families and students in monitoring social-emotional growth and development at each grade level will be created and piloted for K-4 implementation in the 2024-25 school year.
Building-based MTSS teams will implement aligned processes for Tier 2 and Tier 3 SEL problem solving.
Build staff capacity for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, through professional learning opportunities that support culturally responsive classroom communities.
Goal 4: Family Partnerships
GOAL: Strengthen partnerships by connecting, collaborating, and communicating with families and communities to advance teaching and learning.
Goal 5: Stewardship of Resources
GOAL: Ensure the effective use of resources to sustain practices that promote growth.
District Strategic Advisory Team
As we build a strong foundation of leadership, collaborative decision-making, and ongoing progress review and monitoring for our 2021-26 Strategic Plan, we have assembled a District Strategic Advisory Team to assist with this important work. The District Strategic Advisory Team of representative stakeholders reviews, informs, and evaluates implementation of the strategic plan as well as the related annual action planning and performance. The purpose of the D39 Strategic Advisory Team is to continuously provide input and study progress related to the strategic plan in order to guide improvements, action plans, and progress monitoring as well as suggest adjustments to planning and next steps.
District Strategic Advisory Team (2023-24)
Dr. Kari Cremascoli
District 39 Representatives (2)
Allyson Paflas (Member of the Board of Education)
Amy Poehling (Member of the Board of Education)
Goal Champions (6)
Goal 1 - Katie Lee (Administrator for Curriculum and Instructions) and Kristin Swanson (Administrator for Student Services)
Goal 2 - Kelly Jackson (Principal, Highcrest)
Goal 3 - Heather Glowacki (Assistant Superintendent)
Goal 4 - Tony DeMonte (Administrator for Technology, Information, and Safety)
Goal 5 - Corey Bultemeier (Business Manager)
School Administrators (6)
Cindy Anderson (Principal, Romona)
Jackie Brennan (Assistant Principal, Harper)
Kate Dominique (Principal, Wilmette Junior High School)
Anthony Haduch (Assistant Principal, McKenzie)
Linda Moric (Grade Level Administrator, Highcrest)
Nicole Ryan (Grade Level Administrator, WJHS)
District Parents/Families (5)
Sarah Black (Wilmette Junior High)
Sharon Hofmann (Harper)
Joe McGann (Wilmette Junior High)
Megan Roberts (Highcrest)
Marc Wilson (McKenzie)
Wilmette Education Association (WEA) Member (1)
Jessica Rylach (McKenzie)
Wilmette Support Staff Union (SSU) Members (1)
Michelle McGregor (MEC)
Presentation of Strategic Plan
NOTE: This presentation was made during the District 39 Board of Education meeting on Sept. 27, 2021.