In 2021, we started the process of reimagining how we might better serve our students by creating a new Strategic Plan for the district. Parents, community members, students and staff worked together to improve how we provide quality educational experiences to our students. This work resulted in our new Strategic Plan built on three core pillars:
- Prioritizing academic rigor & relevance
- Focus on maintaining a system of talented people
- Providing supportive learning environments
It also resulted in a new mission statement for our district:
The Ankeny Community School District engages all students in an educational experience that equips them with the skills to flourish in and contribute to an ever-changing world.
We also developed the district’s first Profile of a Graduate. The graduate profile will serve as our district’s North Star, outlining the competencies and characteristics we collectively believe all our students should have by the time they graduate from our district.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework describes the expected adult “ways of work” that support student growth and readiness to pursue academic and career pathways. I believe that effective instructional leadership, teaching practices, and district operations will continue to improve all students’ access to high-quality learning.
This work continues. While we were able to come together as a community to build these three guiding documents, this year the implementation work begins. Executing on our Strategic Plan will again require our community to partner together around the educational experience we want for our children. We look forward to working with you in this endeavor.
Dr. Erick Pruitt
Superintendent of Schools