Strategic Planning Process

Greetings Dear Collingswood and Oaklyn Communities,

We’d like to thank you for your continued patience and grace as we work together to foster an engaging learning environment that allows all students to grow and thrive. As part of our collective growth, the Collingswood and Oaklyn Boards of Education have embarked on a long-term strategic planning process to guide the future of education in our shared school community. Welcome to VISION 2026.

To ensure a productive and efficient process, the Collingswood and Oaklyn School Districts have partnered with W.H. Adams & Associates, an educational consulting company. W.H. Adams & Associates utilizes a 10-step strategic planning model and has over 10 years of experience in New Jersey assisting districts with their long-term vision over a 4-6 month timeline.

Most recently, W.H. Adams & Associates has worked with school districts in Washington Township (Gloucester County) and Moorestown (Burlington County). Other districts include Berkeley Heights, Chester, Camden County Technical Schools, Millstone Township, and Vernon Township.

Additionally, the principal consultant of W.H. Adams & Associates, Dr. Bill Adams, has over 42 years of experience in public education holding various positions as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. Dr. Adams has also served on numerous regional and national educational committees and is a recipient of New Jersey’s Superintendent of the Year award.

A critical part of the journey is the input from a cross-section of numerous community and district stakeholders. The purpose of this message is to announce the VISION 2026 strategic planning process and to invite you to participate in this exciting initiative. The entire planning process will be shared on the district website shortly. However, as a part of the initial steps, we are releasing a community survey to begin collecting valuable feedback.

VISION 2026: Strategic Planning Community Survey Links: (Closes Sunday, February 20, 2022)

In addition to the community survey, focus groups have been scheduled to provide school community members an opportunity to provide input. All focus groups will be virtual sessions hosted by W.H. Adams & Associates. Your participation is very much appreciated as your input will help to determine the future of education in our communities. Please see the schedule in the link below to connect with the specific group(s) you represent.

Link: VISION 2026 February Meeting Schedule

Thank you for your time and your commitment to the education of our children and the long-term success of our school communities. We look forward to your input with this visioning process.