Dear St. Margaret's Families and Friends:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are pleased to present our latest Strategic Plan for St. Margaret's Episcopal School. We believe that the definition and execution of a clear strategy is arguably the most important work of any board and we take this exercise extremely seriously. This work is the product of a comprehensive process that began last March under the leadership of W. L. Lyons Brown, III and included participants from every constituency in the school community.
In partnership with John Bird of Educators' Collaborative, the team began with a review of our 2005 Strategic Plan and quickly agreed that our mission and core values successfully embody the spirit and culture of the school and require no change. From there, we set out to study our vision statement and determined to make a significant modification. The simplest way to describe this is to say our 2005 vision for St. Margaret's was focused on how we are perceived externally while our new vision, articulated on the next page, focuses much more on how we develop our students internally. It is the Board's strong belief that if we successfully accomplish this vision, it will do nothing but burnish our external reputation.
The ensuing pages define the strategic initiatives our team identified as the most important to delivering our mission and vision over the next three years. We will have the opportunity to discuss these together during our Tartan Talks in the months ahead. In the meantime, we want to express our sincere thanks to you for your continuing support of St. Margaret's as we work together to build a great culture that produces great people.
Marcus D. Hurlbut
Kenneth W. Colbaugh
President, Board of Trustees