South Orangetown Central School District

On the heels of a celebratory end to the 2021-22 school year, the District’s extended leadership team kicked off 2022-23 planning today. “Our annual leadership retreat kicks off the new school year,” said Superintendent of Schools Robert Pritchard, Ed.D. “As part of our continuous improvement cycle, our team reflects on where we are, where we want to go and then we start planning forward.”

Today’s work session, facilitated by assistant superintendents Brian Culot, Ed.D. and Karen Tesik, Ed.D., focused on constructing a mission-aligned profile of a SOCSD graduate and connecting that vision to building goals, instructional equity efforts and preparation for the upcoming 2022-23 Tri-State Consortium visit.

The District’s four goals are: reducing chronic absenteeism; improving school climate; improving academic readiness; and, enhancing college and career readiness.

“This centers our work and provides us with a clear, shared vision for how we approach our goals for the new year and helps us identify professional development and resource needs,” noted Tesik.

Culot agreed. “It’s a valuable opportunity to reset and inform planning over the summer.”

Throughout the summer, the administrative team will continue to finalize their building goals and map out corresponding professional development.

XLT retreat on June 27, 2022