Strategic Plan

Developing the 2021-27 Strategic Plan

The Wenatchee School District has begun the process of developing a new strategic plan. 

The new plan sets the course for the district for the next five years and helps us focus our resources, work, and initiatives. The plan will ultimately include a short list of high-impact priorities and measurable goals focused on improving outcomes for students. While our ongoing operational work to provide excellence to all of our students persists, this plan will have clarity about what we are trying to accomplish and who we aspire to be as an organization. 

Pre-strategic Planning Work 
Starting in July of 2019, Superintendent Gordon began laying the groundwork for starting the planning process by embarking on a comprehensive Listen and Learn Tour to gather an understanding of the district's strengths, challenges, and what is most important for him to consider as plans are developed for the district's future. The input he received, combined with feedback from surveys and small group meetings, helped establish a solid foundation and understanding of who we are as a district and school community. This information also helped identify themes that will serve as starting points for discovery during the strategic planning process. The themes were presented to the school board in June 2020. 

Early in January 2020 the school board developed their core values of Equity, Accountability and Academic Excellence. These values will serve as guiding principles through the strategic planning process and beyond.  The school board will take a critical next step in this process during a visioning workshop on September 21st. During this session the board discussed the characteristics of a vision as a collective body. View the workshop video

Stakeholder Involvement

Strategic Planning Team (SPT)
The purpose of the Strategic Planning Team (SPT) is to develop, on behalf of and in consultation/collaboration with all at WSD and the broader community, a strategic plan for the school district. In doing so, the SPT will help develop WSD’s mission and vision, as well as assist in identifying key strategic goals and actions that WSD should focus on, at a district-wide level, over the next five years. 

Role of All SPT Members
SPT members will be expected to:
Champion the strategic planning process
Be objective and take a district-wide view of issues being discussed
Be effective communicators
Read meeting material before attending the meetings to ensure that the committee can have full and informed discussion of agenda items
Comment on draft documents via email outside of the meetings

Team Makeup
The SPT will be made up of members from various stakeholders groups representative of district demographics. Individuals may submit their names for consideration through November 29th by completing a short submission form. Team members will be appointed by Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon from the list of names submitted. 

  • Community 
  • Parents
  • Special Education 
  • Migrant-Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Member  
  • General Parent Population 

Students will be recommended by school administration to participate in SPT. Staff and administration will be appointed by Superintendent Gordon. 

  • School Admin 
  • Staff 
  • High School Students 

Membership term of the SPT will be for seven months – forming in Decemeber 2020 and disbanding by no later than June 2021 following recommendation of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan to the Wenatchee School Board of Directors. 

Frequency of Meetings 
The SPT will likely meet once a month for the period of seven months. Additional meetings may be scheduled if required. Members may also be asked to comment on draft documents via email outside of the meetings. 

SPT Members
The following individuals have been appointed to serve on the SPT:


  • Rebecca Carter 
  • Maria Castro
  • Gerri Glines 
  • Michelle Jobe 

Community members

  • Lizbeth Rivera-Estrada
  • Steven Sandman 


  • Denali Rojas Estrada
  • Arlette Lopez Rodriguez
  • Jason Joya Quinteros 
  • Aria Rumley Wells 

District Staff and Administrators

  • Ricardo Iniguez
  • Janell Royster 
  • Karissa Harle 
  • Donna Limon
  • Chris Lutgen 
  • Sheena Zacherle
  • Tanya Dacey      

Diana Haglund
Communications Director