Our Vision

Students First – Inspire, Educate, Celebrate

Our Mission

Dearborn Public Schools will provide an exceptional learning environment that empowers every student to succeed in life today and in the future.

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To our Dearborn Community,

It is my honor to share with you the work of dozens of diverse stakeholders throughout our community. Together this group spent months formulating a Strategic Plan to ensure our district remains a leader in education. We started by analyzing data, comparing ourselves to similar districts in test scores, budget, staffing, and enrollment. We examined areas of strength, and we identified areas where the district will focus its energies in the next three years. Then we trusted our professional staff to develop the roadmap to attain the standards of excellence our community expects of the Dearborn Public Schools.

 

Through this process, we will maintain our vision and mission statements that continue to be a call to action.

 

Our Vision

Students First – Inspire, Educate, Celebrate

 

Our Mission

Dearborn Public Schools will provide an exceptional learning environment that empowers every student to succeed in life today and in the future.

 

This school district is part of a growing, vibrant area built upon quality education and outstanding city services. New schools, housing, and retail development complement the existing infrastructure to provide residents with a safe, stable community. Each and every one of our schools is a great place for your child to receive their education.

 

The district offers programs and services to meet the needs of all students as you will see in this document. To find out more, please contact the school in your neighborhood or the Administration Office at 313-827-3006. Thank you for taking the time to review our Strategic Plan for the future of the Dearborn Public Schools.

 

Dr. Glenn Maleyko

Superintendent

Strategic Plan Stakeholders Committee

The Strategic Plan Committee members represented a wide array of roles throughout the district. Community members, parents, students, teachers, and administrators were all represented.

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Strategic Plan Stakeholder Committee Members

 

  • Ahmed Abdulgalil, Parent
  • Amal Abdulla, Administrator
  • Raeda Akroush, Administrator
  • Nada Alamaddine, Central Office
  • Heyam Alcodray, Administrator
  • Rose Aldubaily, Central Office
  • Zeinab Alghanem, Student
  • Maysam Alie-Bazzi, Central Office
  • Don Ball, Central Office
  • Kamel Bazzi, Administrator
  • Susan Briggs, Teacher
  • Jill Chochol, Central Office
  • Liz Ellis, Non-Instructional Staff
  • MIke Esseily, Central Office
  • Majed Fadlallah, Early College
  • Fatme Faraj, Central Office
  • Jennifer Fryzel, Teacher
  • Catherine Galdes, Teacher
  • Winifred Green, Administrator

 

  • Ross Groover, Central Office
  • Hussein Hachem, Community Influencer
  • Aric Haley, Parent
  • Frank Haliburda, Teacher
  • Batoul Hammoud, Alumni
  • Hassan Hammoud, Alumni
  • Rima Hassan, Administrator, Parent
  • Hilda Irani, Teacher
  • Margaret King-Ahmed, Parent/Community Educator
  • Al Lerini, DFSE (Dearborn Federation of School Employees) President
  • Maysaa Mackie, Parent
  • Glenn Maleyko, Superintendent
  • Adam Martin, Administrator
  • Jill Marvaso, Teacher
  • Jane Mazza, DFT (Dearborn Federation of Teachers) President
  • Youssef Mosallam, Central Office
  • Adnan Moughni, Administrator
  • Ahlam Moughni, Post Secondary Professional-WSU
  • Sara Moughni, MS Student
  • Adel Mozip, Board Trustee
  • David Mustonen, Central Office
  • Matt Osinski, Non-Instructional Staff
  • Dan Patterson, Central Office
  • Troy Patterson, Central Office
  • Shannon Peterson, Central Office
  • Kimberly Ray, Teacher
  • Kristine Rouleau, Parent, College Representation
  • Mirvat Sabbagh, Administrator
  • Stephanie Salsberry, Non-Instructional Staff
  • Jennifer Smith, Alumni
  • Lamis Srour, Administrator
  • Donna Stanley, PTA
  • Kathryn Straith-Johnson, Community Member
  • Zainah Tiba, Administrator
  • Jim Thorpe, Board Trustee
  • Leah Van Belle, Community Member
  • Tom Wall, Central Office
  • Rene Ziaja, Non-Instructional Staff

Focus Area 1: Teaching and Learning

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Goal 1 - Maintain a high graduation rate and meet annual proficiency and growth targets in pre-K through 12th grade as set by the state accountability system.

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Strengthen the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) process districtwide by Implementing: 

  • specially designed instruction for subgroups
  • a well-documented Mulit-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) process

 

  • SIP walkthroughs
  • Building PD Calendar – SIP all schools folder
  • SE and EL Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Principals 
Provide a Guaranteed and viable curriculum through common resources aligned to grade level rigor
  • Chart of district curriculum resources by grade level/subject
  • Pacing guide
  • Essential Learnings
  • K-12 progression of course offerings to support college and career readiness 
  • Curriculum Consultant
  • Committee Co-chairs
  • Executive Directors 
Incorporate Disciplinary Literacy practices in all schools
  • Increased STEAM Activities that support disciplinary literacy
  • Curriculum Consultant
  • Science Coordinators
  • Principals

Goal 2 - Increase career readiness through Career Development Education as measured by AP coursework, industry certifications and dual enrollment.

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Implement career development education- Use MI model for career  development:

  • ES – incorporate career awareness by introducing various types of careers 
  • MS – incorporate career exploration activities in all middle schools
  • HS – Develop college and career paths for every student through high school academies
  • Employability skills: college and career life/soft skills. Academy model
  • Create a middle school career exploration course
  • evidence in building SIP Plans
  • number of students entering high-need industry areas upon graduation; 
  • reduced number of students taking remedial coursework in college; 
  • successful completion of college.
  • SIP Plan
  • Building administrators
  • Counselors
  • Executive Directors
Revise My Learning Plan to align with Michigan’s Educational Development Plan 
  • Committee documented revision 
  • Implementation evidence from SIP
  • Counselors
  • Building Administrators
  • Executive Directors

Develop and employ a program that provides each student with a designated adult or peer who will support

each student in his/her course(s) who will function as a single point of contact and advocate for student success.

Goal 3 - Strengthen positive relationships and student leadership to improve discipline and attendance and decrease bullying.

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Incorporate SEL activities at each level
  • SIP Visits
  • Building artifacts (ex. Care2Core, Leader in Me, etc.)
  • Affective Education Coordinator
  • Executive Directors
  • School Administrator
  • Director of Special Education 
Implement behavioral intervention strategies at each building 
  • Behavioral Intervention Model Artifacts (examples Leader in Me, PBIS, Restorative Practices, etc)
  • attendance, discipline records..etc, specifically reduction in truancy and suspension rates
  • Affective Education Coordinator
  • Executive Directors
  • School Administrator
  • Director of Special Education 
Provide timely and relevant professional development on current issues (Trauma informed instruction, Vaping, culturally responsive teaching, restorative practices, social media impact)
  • PD Calendar
  • General Admin Agenda
  • Affective Education Coordinator
  • Executive Directors
  • School Administrator
  • Director of Special Education 

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Focus Area 1: Teaching and Learning

Goal 1: Maintain a high graduation rate and meet annual proficiency and growth targets in pre-K through 12th grade as set by the state accountability system.

 

Strategy 

Who will do what to REACH this goal

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Timeline

Evidence  

Accountability (who) 

Strengthen the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) process districtwide by Implementing: 

  • specially designed instruction for subgroups
  • a well-documented Mulit-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) process

  • SIP walkthroughs
  • Building PD Calendar – SIP all schools folder

SE and EL Directors

Executive Directors

Principals 

2019-2023

Provide a Guaranteed and viable curriculum through common resources aligned to grade level rigor

  • Chart of district curriculum resources by grade level/subject
  • Pacing guide
  • Essential Learnings
  • K-12 progression of course offerings to support college and career readiness 

Curriculum Consultant

Committee Co-chairs

Executive Directors 

2019-2023

Incorporate Disciplinary Literacy practices in all schools

  • Increased STEAM Activities that support disciplinary literacy

Curriculum Consultant

Science Coordinators

Principals

2019-2023

Goal 2: Increase career readiness through Career Development Education as measured by AP coursework, industry certifications and dual enrollment

 

Strategy 

Who will do what to REACH this goal

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Timeline

Evidence   

Accountability

Implement career development education- Use MI model for career  development:

  • ES – incorporate career awareness by introducing various types of careers 
  • MS – incorporate career exploration activities in all middle schools
  • HS – Develop college and career paths for every student through high school academies
  • Employability skills: college and career life/soft skills. Academy model
  • Create a middle school career exploration course
  • evidence in building SIP Plans
  • number of students entering high-need industry areas upon graduation; 
  • reduced number of students taking remedial coursework in college; 
  • successful completion of college.
  • SIP Plan

Building administrators

Counselors

Executive Directors

Revise My Learning Plan to align with Michigan’s Educational Development Plan 

Committee documented revision 

Implementation evidence from SIP

Counselors

Building Administrators

Executive Directors

Develop and employ a program that provides each student with a designated adult or peer who will support

each student in his/her course(s) who will function as a single point of contact and advocate for student success.

 

Data to support Goal 2:  (measures of achievement: AP enrollment and test pass rates, industry certifications, purposeful dual enrollment numbers toward degree, collect data in regards to college acceptance and year 13 success rate, university feedback (How are the kids doing in the 1sr year of college and beyond? GPA, skills for college success, drop out)

Goal 3: Strengthen positive relationships and student leadership to improve discipline and attendance and decrease bullying.

 

Strategy 

Who will do what to REACH this goal

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Timeline

Evidence   

Accountability

Incorporate SEL activities at each level

SIP Visits

Building artifacts (ex. Care2Core, Leader in Me, etc.)

Affective Education Coordinator

Executive Directors

School Administrator

Director of Special Education 

Implement behavioral intervention strategies at each building 

Behavioral Intervention Model Artifacts (examples Leader in Me, PBIS, Restorative Practices, etc)

attendance, discipline records..etc, specifically reduction in truancy and suspension rates

Affective Education Coordinator

Executive Directors

School Administrator

Director of Special Education 

Provide timely and relevant professional development on current issues (Trauma informed instruction, Vaping, culturally responsive teaching, restorative practices, social media impact)

PD Calendar

General Admin Agenda

Affective Education Coordinator

Executive Directors

School Administrator

Director of Special Education 

 

Data to support Goal 3:  (SEL Surveys, Discipline Data, Bullying Data, Attendance Data)

 

Focus Area 2: Talent Development

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Goal 1: Improve instructional and non-instructional performance as evidenced by evaluation effectiveness ratings.

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Provide targeted professional learning to non instructional staff based on employee feedback 
  • Staff Surveys
  • Self-Assessment tool
  • Non-Instructional PD Calendar
  • Non-Instructional HR Director
Individualize professional learning for effective performance for instructional staff
  • Staff surveys
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Instructional Coach for Dearborn Teacher University

Goal 2: Increase applicants and decrease vacancies in high-demand positions by implementing an improved recruitment process.

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Develop and document a recruitment system for all district positions
  • Recruitment Process for instructional and non-instructional employees
  • HR Instructional and Non-Instructional Directors
Engage in aggressive and creative recruitment methods
  • Recruitment Calendar and artifacts
  • HR Instructional and Non-Instructional Directors
Expand networks with teacher universities (pre-student/student teacher opportunities and placement)
  • Partnerships with universities
  • Student teacher placements
  • HR Instructional Director

Goal 3: Increase employee job satisfaction within the district as measured by annual staff perception surveys

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Increase the leadership capacity of all employees
  • Surveys
  • Promotions
Evaluate programs to reduce initiative overload and measure program effectiveness at the building and district level
  • Conduct an initiative overload activity in general admin meeting
  • Measure program effectiveness at building level
  • MDE SIP activities
  • Executive Directors of student achievement
  • Director-assessment
Maintain regular meetings between administrators and employee bargaining groups to improve job satisfaction and use the results to drive improvement process
  • Surveys
  • Board recognition for non-instructional
  • Incentives

 

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Focus Area 3: Stakeholder Engagement

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Goal 1: Enhance communication at the school and district level as measured by various analytic communication tools.

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Create a communication plan encompassing district and school communities

  • Form committee
  • Create plan
  • Communicate plan
  • Committee schedule
  • Communication plan
  • Communication Director 
  • Communication Committee
Establish a consistent communication tool at the building level (blog, remind, classdojo, etc)
  • Consistent use of a common communication tool
  • Building administrator
  • Building staff
District and Building Administrators will maintain communications through blogs and/or other social media 
  • Events blog posts 
  • Administrators

Goal 2: Increase parent involvement in school through a strengthened home-school connection PreK-12

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Maintain Parent-Teacher home visits
  • Home visit logs
  • School Administrators
Collaborate with PTA’s and booster groups in our secondary schools
  • Surveys
  • School Administrators
Provide Parent Talk professional development to selected district trainers to provide training at the schools
  • Building Parent Talk training

Goal 3: Increase partnerships with community organizations to provide increased learning opportunities

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Implement partnerships with businesses to support the academies model
  • Academy Teacher leader partnership log

HS Principals

Executive Directors of student achievement 

Academy Teacher Leaders engage foundation, service clubs, organizations, businesses large and small, colleges, universities, trade schools and civic leaders in creating educational and career opportunities for our students
  • Academy Teacher leader partnership log

Academy Teacher Leaders

Principals

Utilize community organizations to provide timely and relevant professional development on current issues (Trauma informed instruction, Vaping, culturally responsive teaching, restorative practices, social media impact)
  • PTA Agendas
  • School Calendars
  • District Calendars
  • Affective Education Coordinator
  • Executive Directors
  • School Administrator

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Focus Area 4: Facilities and Infrastructure

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Goal 1: Significantly reduce the amount of high priority infrastructure needs throughout the district.

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Implement an administrative process to prioritize needs that will be addressed by bond- Prioritization Process 
  • Capital Needs Plan
  • Director of operations
  • Executive director of business services and operations
Establish and market a bond proposal to fund identified building and district needs
  • Bond proposal document
  • Executive Director of Business Services
Establish a process to address long term capacity needs
  • Bond proposal document
  • Director of operations
  • Executive director of business services and operations

Goal 2: Increase student and parent satisfaction with the school food program

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Improve food quality and expand customer service
  • Student surveys
  • Director of Food Service
Improve and expand menu choices by enhancing purchasing and preparation 
  • Food program menus
  • SAC feedback
  • Director of Food Service
  • Coordinator of Affective Education
Create a marketability program that incorporates health education
  • Food Program artifacts
  • Director of food service

Goal 3: Improve security infrastructure throughout the school district

 

Strategy

Who will do what to REACH this goal.

Implementation

How will we know it’s happening

Timeline

Evidence

 

Accountability (who)

 

Implement an administrative process to prioritize needs that will be addressed by security program
  • Security Document-bond
  • Director of Maintenance, Facilities and Operations
Review and update building and district security plans 
  • Security plans
  • Director of Maintenance, Facilities and Operations
Provide emergency management  training districtwide
  • Record of trainings
  • Director of Maintenance, Facilities and Operations

 

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*Fidelity of Implementation will be monitored and communicated through board briefs.