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Superintendent Goals

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Lamar CISD is a thriving, high-performing, fast-growth district with a small-town feel.  From my observations and conversations, the following have emerged as opportunities:

  1. We need to maintain a focus on the preparation for the fast growth LCISD has and will continue to experience
  2. We need to strengthen our instructional systems to maintain our "A" rating
  3. We need to strengthen our CTE and Advanced Academic offerings, partnerships, and success
  4. We need to align district staff to better support campuses
  5. We need to conduct an external audit of all major systems to ensure fiscal responsibility without sacrificing results
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Superintendent Performance Objective: The Superintendent shall provide leadership and direction for the development of an educational system that is based on the needs of students, on standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals.

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Superintendent Performance Strategies:

  • Establish effective mechanisms for communication to and from staff in instructional evaluation, planning, and decision making.
    • Actively seek to engage and involve all stakeholder groups as community partners in the District’s growth. (Strategic Plan Priority: Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
  • Ensure that appropriate data are used in developing recommendations and making decisions regarding the instructional program and resources.
    • Expand available resources to provide learning that is personalized to each student’s interests and abilities in order to eliminate gaps in achievement. (Strategic Plan Priority: Evolve the Student Learning Experience)
    • Implement MAP to focus on benchmark data versus STAAR data
    • Close the achievement gap within subpopulations
  • Oversee a system for regular evaluation of instructional programs, including identifying areas for improvement, to attain desired student achievement.
    • Ensure the curriculum equitably prepares students to achieve their preferred career aspirations by enhancing both rigorous Career and Technical Education (CTE) and college preparatory programs. (Strategic Plan Priority: Equip students with the Knowledge and Skills to Succeed in a Changing World)
    • Strengthen CTE partnerships, course offerings, certificate completion
    • Increase the number of students who earn advanced academic accolades, dual credit, and graduating with an associate’s degree.
  • Oversee a discipline management program and monitor for equity and effectiveness.
    • Ensure that disciplinary interventions consistently address the root causes of behavioral issues and staff understand how to implement disciplinary practices in a clear and equitable way for the well-being of all students. (Strategic Plan Priority: Promote a Safe and Healthy Environment)
    • Institute district wide PBIS

 

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Superintendent Performance Objective: The Superintendent shall demonstrate effective planning and management of District administration, finances, operations, and personnel. 

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Superintendent Performance Strategies:

  • Implement and oversee a planning process that results in goals, targets, or priorities for all major areas of District operations, including facilities maintenance and operations, transportation, and food services.
    • Continue to build and maintain equitable campus buildings and shared District support facilities commensurate with the District’s growth. (Strategic Plan Priority:  Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
    • Ensure facility safety remains a priority through up-to-date technology and that all facilities provide a safe, inclusive, and effective learning environment for all. (Strategic Plan Priority: Promote a Safe and Healthy Environment)
  • Monitor effectiveness of District operations against appropriate benchmarks.
    • Continue to build and maintain equitable campus buildings and shared District support facilities commensurate with the District’s growth. (Strategic Plan Priority:  Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
  • Oversee a budget development process that results in recommendations based on District priorities, available resources, and anticipated changes to district finances.
    • Ensure that budget and staffing plans equitably meet the changing student and staff needs as the District grows. (Strategic Plan Priority:  Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
    • Institute “Board Budget Committee
  • Ensure that District investment strategies, risk management activities, and purchasing practices are sound, cost-effective, and consistent with District policy and law.
    • Ensure that budget and staffing plans equitably meet the changing student and staff needs as the District grows. (Strategic Plan Priority:  Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
  • Maintain a system of internal controls to deter and monitor for fraud or financial impropriety in the district
    • Ensure that budget and staffing plans equitably meet the changing student and staff needs as the District grows. (Strategic Plan Priority:  Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
  • Oversee a performance appraisal process for all staff that reinforces a standard of excellence and assesses deficiencies; ensure that results are used in planning for improvement.
    • Expand access to differentiated professional development and coaching for all staff based on experience and need. (Strategic Plan Priority: Focus on Talent)
    • Create a unified evaluation system centered around the leadership framework
  • Oversee a program for staff retention and monitor for effectiveness.
    • Expand access to differentiated professional development and coaching for all staff based on experience and need. (Strategic Plan Priority: Focus on Talent)
    • Ensure effective use of staff climate surveys in Principal evaluation
    • Increase mental and emotional health supports and resources to improve social and emotional well-being among students and staff. (Strategic Plan Priority: Promote a Safe and Healthy Environment)
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Superintendent Performance Objective: To maintain positive and professional working relationships with the Board.  

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Superintendent Performance Strategies:

  • Actively seek to engage and involve all stakeholder groups as community partners in the District’s growth. (Strategic Plan Priority: Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
  • Keep the Board informed and notified of significant issues as they arise.
  • Provide recommendations and appropriate supporting materials on matters for Board decisions
  • Maintain a positive and productive relationship between the superintendent and Board through individual meetings, periodic workshops, and training sessions
  • Have a harmonious working relationship with the Board
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Superintendent Performance Objective: To maintain positive and professional working relationships with the community.

Superintendent Performance Strategies:

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  • Direct a proactive program of internal and external communication at all levels designed to improve staff and community understanding and support of the district
    • Actively seek to engage and involve all stakeholder groups as community partners in the District’s growth. Actively seek to engage and involve all stakeholder groups as community partners in the District's growth. (Strategic Plan Priority: Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
    • Increase students', families', and community members' awareness of and access to all available academic programs. (Strategic Plan Priority: Equip Students with Knowledge and Skills to Succeed in a Changing World)
    • Equip all parents and guardians with the tools to support student learning and growth (Strategic Plan Priority: Evolve the Student Learning Experience)
    • Increase awareness of Lamar CISD as a destination of choice to live, work and learn. (Strategic Plan Priority: Focus on Talent)
  • Establish mechanisms for community and business involvement in the schools and encourage participation
    • Actively seek to engage and involve all stakeholder groups as community partners in the District’s growth. (Strategic Plan Priority: Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)
    • Increase students', families', and community members' awareness of and access to all available academic programs. (Strategic Plan Priority: Equip Students with Knowledge and Skills to Succeed in a Changing World)
    • Equip all parents and guardians with the tools to support student learning and growth (Strategic Plan Priority: Evolve the Student Learning Experience)

     

  • Work with other governmental entities and community organizations to meet the needs of students and the community in a coordinated way
    • Actively seek to engage and involve all stakeholder groups as community partners in the District’s growth. (Strategic Plan Priority: Plan for Rapid Growth While Preserving District Culture)