Dr. Somers' Entry Plan

  • Overview and Purpose of Entry Plan 

    Capitalizing on the accumulated knowledge of educational and practical experiences, this entry plan outlines the initial steps I will take as Superintendent. I want to learn as much as possible about what is working for our students, where we have areas for growth, and how we can build upon the strong legacy that the school district and community have established for the students in Lewis-Palmer. The plan is organized into three phases: 

    In Phase I (between April and June 2019) I will develop and implement a pre-entry plan to prepare for a seamless and efficient leadership transition period in partnership with the Board of Education and current district leadership. 

    In Phase II (between July and September 2019) I will conduct a listening and learning tour to include multiple sessions that will encompass several meetings with district, school, and community stakeholders.  Careful collaboration and transition planning will be utilized during Phase II including active reflection, data analysis, and anecdotal information learned through listening sessions.  

    In Phase III (October - December 2019) I will synthesize and analyze the information collected to create and share a summary report of findings and recommendations with our school board, and with the broader community.  We will use the summary to help guide the school board, district staff, and school staff in strategic thinking and planning.  Building off this momentum, we will continue to find ways to enhance student learning, staff empowerment, and community engagement. 

    Dr. Somers' entire entry plan