Strategic Plan - Page 9Strategic Planning Leadership

In the spring of 2014, we embarked on a year-long strategic planning process with the intention of launching a nimble, 3-5 year strategic plan in 2015.  We are grateful to all the members of the Allendale Columbia School community who contributed to the planning efforts. 

The Strategic Plan Task Force reviewed and synthesized feedback from alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, students, and THiNK 2030 participants.  They analyzed data from general population research as well as parent survey data and completed a comprehensive SWOT analysis before giving a recommendation to the Core Strategic Planning Team and the Board of Trustees n April 2015.

Special thanks to the following dedicated AC community members for their individual and collective vision, insight, and valuable acumen as leaders in the strategic planning process:

  • Mary Beth Conway, Trustee, P’12, P’15
  • Kieran Draper, Trustee, P’19
  • Mick Gee, Head of School, P’21
  • Stephen Hill ’03, Alumni Association President
  • Ted Hunt, Upper School Faculty
  • Nancy Jeton ’72
  • Nate Merritt, Dir. of Physical Education, Health & Athletics
  • Amy Oliveri, Middle School Faculty
  • Geeta Sharma ’89
  • Charlie Symington, Trustee
  • Jennifer Truong, Lower School Faculty, P’25
  • Melissa Zell, P’18
  • Karyn Vella, Assistant Head, Dir. of Admissions, P’21, P’24

The Core Strategic Planning Team worked closely with all the recommendations from the Task Force to form a vision that would capitalize on our strengths, embody our Core Values, position AC as a leader regionally, nationally, and internationally, and inspire a new model for AC in three to five years. 

Special thanks to the faculty and administrators who enthusiastically served on the Core Strategic Planning Team:

  • Ryan Burke, Head of Middle School, P’22, P’24
  • Courtney Dixon, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Diana Gleeson, Head of Upper School, P’19, P’23
  • Ted Hunt, Upper School Faculty, P’11
  • Nate Merritt, Director of Physical Education, Health & Athletics
  • Amy Oliveri, Middle School Faculty
  • John Sullivan, Head of Lower School
  • Monica Trevett, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jennifer Truong, Lower School Faculty, P’25
  • Karyn Vella, Assistant Head, Dir. of Admissions, P’21, P’24

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