About Re-Imagine Caddo
Since his appointment in October 2013, and taking the position on December 1, 2013, Superintendent Dr. T. Lamar Goree has steadfastly committed to improving academic achievement for all students who call Caddo Parish Public Schools home. Dr. Goree’s vision was clear: transform each school into a cutting edge center of innovation and student success. That vision is echoed in the coming pages and was a guiding force which fostered the development of the strategic plan. Re-imagine Caddo: The Plan for Excellence was developed with extensive input from community members, parents, students, educators, staff and the Caddo Parish School Board. After determining the unique needs of Caddo Parish, Dr. Goree and his staff worked with a team of community members from a variety of stakeholder groups to develop goals, key objectives, impact statements and measures of success as well as our district’s new vision and mission statement. Each priority area was created based upon current local, state, and national research.
Initial findings from community members outlined the district’s strengths and weaknesses and were shared with Caddo Parish for feedback at several pivotal points through community forums and were placed on the Caddo Schools website.
This plan was designed to communicate what is possible in Caddo Parish Public Schools as well as each school. The objectives and strategies contained within this plan are based on those specific responsibilities and roles and the hope of a community for a better tomorrow in which every child is equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in both college and career. The time frame for realizing these goals, objectives and measures outlined in the plan is 2015 through 2020.
This plan represents our best attempt to state our goals and priorities, articulate the action steps that will meet our objectives, and establish impact measures to monitor our progress. It is a living document that will be reviewed, modified as needed, and will be utilized as a roadmap for Caddo Schools as we progress further in fulfilling our vision of transformation.
We will hold ourselves accountable for results and practice the utmost transparency along the way. Fulfilling the vision expressed in this plan will not be easy. Yet, we accept responsibility for making it happen. We will need our community and all stakeholders to work with us and do even more to support the future of our children and our community.
If you want to learn more about Caddo’s Strategic Plan, take a look at the power point here: