It is an honor to serve the students and families of the Susquehanna Township School District where our vision is World class. Every day. In every way.
Our core values embody who we are as a district and who we strive to become as a community of learners:
- Every learner has the right to a world class education.
- We are a leader in innovation and technology.
- The learning environment must be safe and supportive.
- Our diversity is our strength.
- Community partnerships are vital to our success.
- We will act ethically at all levels of the organization.
To this end, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art technology to enhance classroom instruction and provide authentic, real-world experiences in the use of technology as a learning tool. We are fully committed to engaging our parents and our community partners in those critical conversations about the safety of the learning environment for all students and staff and will continue to seek innovative methods for supporting learners at all academic levels. For example, dual enrollment, AP courses, internships, job shadowing and our First-Choice graduation initiatives are just a few ways in which we will continue to support students across the learning continuum.
Moreover, we believe that the diversity within the Susquehanna Township School District is one of our greatest strengths and a point of pride. Our business, teacher and parent advisories, as well as our partnerships with local colleges and universities ensure that we are meeting the rapidly evolving needs of our students and the demands of a global workplace.
We are also committed to demonstrating the integrity and ethical behavior that we hope to instill within our students. To that end, we strive to maintain a culture of transparency and open communication for the benefit of our community, our district and our students.
Finally, we have formulated the following goals in order to operationalize our core values and our vision of world class:
We recognize that world class is a goal toward which we strive. Our Journey of HOPE (Hanna’s Organizational Performance Excellence) and our strategic plan are the mechanisms by which we intend to achieve our vision for every child, K-12. Again, I am honored to serve this great district.
Welcome to Susquehanna Township School District’s Journey of HOPE page. HOPE means Hanna’s Organizational Performance Excellence. STSD is embarking on a journey to be a world class organization to provide a world class education for each of our learners. To achieve that high expectation, STSD is using a performance excellence framework called The Malcom Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence.
The Journey of HOPE, or HOPE as we refer to it, includes many facets and moving parts. STSD engages HOPE Teams, HOPE Notes, Hope in Action, and many others. We plan to continue the development of this page over time, so our team members, partners, community, and all other stakeholders can learn more about what we are doing in a very transparent way.
STSD is committed to achieving world class. In order to reach that goal, the District must be "performance excellent". As a part of our journey to excellence, we are designing and implementing plans and action documents that will help us fulfill our strategic objectives. These plans and documents also fit in our Critical Success Factors (CSFs). The CSFs are critical areas of operation; that means, these are the areas we have to concentrate on to be successful.
The site provides STSD's plans and documents that relate to our Critical Success Factors. Please feel free to explore and examine our various plans. These items will sometimes be updated, added to, and/or eliminated. The list is not all-inclusive, but represents the majority of initiated actions. This is a working and living set of plans and documents that will help our school district become world class.
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you will learn more about us and how we are working towards world class at Susquehanna Township School District.