2022 - 2023 Strategic Planning

Meeting 6 4/13/23

Focus Groups Held 3/1 - 3/6

Meeting 5 3/9/23

Meeting 4 2/9/23

Meeting 3 1/12/23

Meeting 2 11/10/22

Meeting 1 10/13/22

Steering Committee Named

  • Role    Name
    Cabinet    Dr. Bonita Jamison
    Cabinet    Dr. Chris McGee
    Cabinet    Dr. Shonda Ambers-Phillips
    Community Association    Kim Shirar
    Government    Amy Hamilton
    Key Business Leader    Chris Rayburn
    Parent    Irene White
    Parent    Kerry Green Sr
    Parent    Jennifer Drake
    Parent    Latishia Robinson
    Parent    Kim Gifford
    Parent    Nora Revie
    Politician    NiKylan Knapper
    Principal    Carlisha Elam
    Principal    Kevin Grawer
    PTO President    Gretchen Schiltz-Brenner
    PTO President    Sarah Walker
    PTO President    Shevaun McNaughton
    SSD    Ben Gleason
    Staff    Dana Isom
    Staff    Tonya Jonas
    Student    Dizzy Funke
    Student    Terrence Askew
    Student    Brett Bowen
    Student    Abraham Blue
    Teacher    Kacy Day
    Teacher    Dan Lyons
    Teacher    Layne Thompson
    Teacher    Sherry May
    Teacher    Michael Guthrie
    Teacher    Scott Greife-Wetenhall
    University    Merlene Gilb

Steering Committee Invite

  • The Maplewood Richmond Heights Strategic Plan Steering Committee is a cross-section of stakeholders who will collaborate with the district leadership team to craft the Maplewood Richmond Heights strategic plan. It is critical to have stakeholders from multiple perspectives and roles. “Self-renewing organizations recognize that the problems facing them are too difficult for any one group to solve. They know they must draw in their stakeholders and collaborate with others who share their values. With collaboration comes new opportunities for learning” (Carter and Cunningham, p.188). Steering committee members will serve as valuable thought partners during the strategic planning process by providing ideas for the development of aspects of the strategic plan and feedback on drafts. 

    Ideally, steering committee members will share the work with and solicit feedback from their larger group of constituents, resulting in a more robust and inclusive process. In addition to the steering committee, there will be multiple sources of stakeholder engagement and feedback (surveys and focus groups). The steering committee will be responsible for analyzing feedback and providing suggestions for revisions based on trends in feedback data.

    Steering Committee Roles and Responsibilities

    The Steering Committee’s role is to provide support and guidance in the development of the strategic plan. Members provide expertise and input representative of their sector. Steering Committee members should:

    • Understand the elements and expected outcomes of the strategic plan;

    • Appreciate the plan’s significance for the district and community;

    • Be genuinely interested in the project and the outcomes that are intended; and

    • Serve as an ambassador for the strategic plan by doing what they can to promote it.

    In practice, this means they:

    • Consider ideas and issues raised with an open mind;

    • Provide guidance to the superintendent and their team;

    • Help balance conflicting priorities and resources;

    • Foster positive communication outside task force meetings regarding the plan’s progress; and 

    • Contribute to the process of developing the plan.

    Steering Committee Dates/Times/Location

    All sessions will be held on Zoom from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Session (Topic)


    Steering Committee Meeting 1 

    (Sample Plan Review)

    Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Steering Committee Meeting 2 

    (Core Values/Vision/Mission)

    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Steering Committee Meeting 3 

    (Non-Academic and Survey Data, Priorities, & Goals)

    Thursday, January 12, 2022

    Steering Committee Meeting 4 

    (Academic Data, Priorities, and Goals)

    Thursday, February 9, 2022

    Steering Committee Meeting 5 

    (Focus Group Feedback Review and Revisions)

    Thursday, March 9, 2023

    Steering Committee Meeting 6 

    (Final Review)

    Thursday, April 13, 2023



Staff, Student and Community Survey

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  • Maplewood Richmond Heights School District (MRH) is partnering with Insight education group to craft a new Strategic Plan.  In preparation for this work, we are asking you to share your thoughts on areas the district should prioritize over the next five years. Your responses will inform the development of the district’s next strategic plan.

    The survey will ask for your feedback on possible priority areas for the district as well as what the district should start, stop, or continue prioritizing moving forward. Students; parents, caregivers, and guardians; community members; and district employees are encouraged to participate. All responses will be kept anonymous and confidential.
    Please note that your survey responses will not be recorded until the submit button clicks. Each stakeholder only needs to complete one survey.

    Thank you for your participation!

MRH Selects Insight Education Group