Featuring District of Columbia Public Schools, Gresham-Barlow School District (OR), and Racine Unified School District (WI)

60 minutes - November 5, 2019
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Districts across the country will renew their strategic plans in 2020 with a focus on supporting growth of the whole child. Listen in on this superintendent and district leader roundtable to learn how districts are setting and tracking goals that represent district and community priorities in the 21st century.

Innovative district leaders will provide recommendations for developing strategic plans, gaining community support, and tracking progress toward goals. They discuss creating strategic plans to:

  • Drive academic achievement and school improvement
  • Set data-informed targets for students’ social-emotional learning (SEL)
  • Prepare all students for college, career, and life readiness
  • Support the physical and emotional safety of all students and community members


  • William Blake, Director of Social-Emotional Learning, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Carla Gay, Executive Director of Innovations and Partnerships, Gresham-Barlow School District (OR)
  • Lisa Riggs, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Gresham-Barlow School District (OR)
  • Andrea Rittgers, Director of Student Services, Racine Unified School District (WI)
  • Maurice Anderson, Account Director, Panorama Education