In January 2016, Tulsa Public Schools adopted our 2015-2020 strategic plan, Destination Excellence, which describes a vision for teaching and learning in Tulsa. Destination Excellence calls for educators, students, families, and community, and district support teams to be learners, contributors, and designers.
Being a learner
Through learning, application, reflection, and persistence we grow every day. We understand that challenges and learning are important opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success.
Being a contributor
We are participants in and contributors to the well-being of our schools and larger communities. Because we have responsibilities to each other and our world, we are leaders who seek progress, effect change, and foster success in others.
Being a designer
We solve problems and bring ideas to life. Educators, staff, and students are engaged and successful with authority, time, and support necessary to reimagine, innovate, and iterate.
- Strategy one: Create powerful learning experiences for all
- Strategy two: Cultivate Safe, Supportive, and Joyful School Cultures
- Strategy three: Attract, develop, and retain an effective, empowered team
- Strategy four: Incubate and implement innovative school and district designs
- Strategy five: design the district to be adaptive and responsive for students and families
Director of District Strategy and Implementation
Our Theory of Change
We believe that schools are the unit of change. We will create change by embracing innovation and supporting the design and implementation of new learning models for our students, classrooms, teams, schools and the district while we continuously improve teaching and learning for all.
Our core values of equity, character, excellence, team, and joy guide how we work and interact with each other and our community.
Our North Star
Every student at Tulsa Public Schools will develop the mindsets, knowledge, skills, and habits to achieve academic, career, and life success.