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Portraits and Goals

PORTRAITS

Each portrait represents a core member of the District 28 community. The district will focus its strategic goals to realize the Portrait of a Learner and the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that Northbrook District 28 students need to thrive in life and career.  The Portrait of a Learner also guides adult actions and decisions and aligns leadership, management, teaching and learning and resource allocations of the organization. 

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LEARNING CULTURE

Cultivate a supportive and innovative learning environment to foster growth, development, and achievement for all learners.

STAFF SUPPORT & SATISFACTION

Nurture an inclusive culture where staff are equitably valued, connected, and supported in meaningful continuous growth.

FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Create a supportive ecosystem for families and the larger community that contributes to learner success.

SYSTEMS & RESOURCES

Optimize resources to accomplish equitable, data-informed priorities within a balanced budget.

Strategies

1. Develop a system to assess, monitor, and respond to student social-emotional and academic needs in a timely manner.

2. Enhance learning experiences to engage students while building critical thinking and responsible communication skills.

Strategies

3. Design and implement growth opportunities that ensure all staff acquire and utilize the essential skills and strategies to optimize learning for all students.

4. Monitor employee wellness needs and cultivate social-emotional competence and well-being.

5. Establish systems and structures that evaluate the equity of human resource allocation.

Strategies

6. Organize collaborative learning opportunities for families.

7. Design and implement two-way communication with families at the district, school and classroom level.

8. Leverage the larger community for PreK-8 access and exposure to expertise in a variety of fields.

Strategies

9. Develop a continuous and clear process to evaluate and address the resource needs of the district.

10. Respond to evolving needs with adaptability and willingness to change.