SJA Strategic Plan
September 20, 2010
Dear St. Joseph’s Academy Community Members:
Thank you for your support and engagement over the past months as St. Joseph’s Academy has developed our strategic vision for the next three years.
As a brief recap, we shared details in February 2010 of our plan to develop a bold and ambitious vision for our school, led by the Strategic Planning Committee of the St. Joseph’s Academy Board of Directors. Over the next months, we enjoyed the participation of some 2,000 students, faculty, staff, alumnae, parents and grandparents in a multifaceted surveys and discussions. An update on the substance of our progress was issued in May. We are grateful for each and every contribution. Now we are delighted to summarize our new strategic vision.
OUR MISSION. After thorough consideration, we affirmed our existing mission, which defines the purpose of what we strive to fulfill at St. Joseph’s Academy.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission at the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.
DEVELOPING VALUES-DRIVING WOMEN LEADERS!
These few words, "Developing Values-Driven Women Leaders," represent the implicit way that St. Joseph’s Academy has long cultivated its young Angels. Now our community conversations have made this focus explicit.
Our core values place this differentiator in the context of daily living and decision-making, wrapped in the spirit of "Not I, But We." These Core Values are the enduring elements of what we stand for and what we hold sacred at St. Joseph’s Academy.
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES. Our three-year vision for the school was developed from this clear sense of purpose and values in the form of St. Joseph’s Academy Strategic Priorities, structured below as our Three Pillars of Leadership. These priorities shape the specific desired results we plan to achieve as we express our core values and affirm our purpose of developing values-driven women leaders. Like our core values, these priorities are integrated and interdependent; one is incomplete without the other. Our target achievement date is June 2013.
ACHIEVING SUCCESS. In August, the St. Joseph’s Academy faculty and staff reviewed the vision outlined above. These dedicated women and men embraced the message and goals, and now have planning under way to purposefully achieve our targeted desired results in alignment with Developing Values-Driven Women Leaders. The Sisters of St. Joseph have affirmed our strategic vision and have encouraged us to move forward.
The clarity of our new strategic vision can be attributed to your many contributions as members of our mutual community. We anticipate you will see the direct reflection of your input in this vision. Just as success in planning our future has relied upon you, our success in fulfilling this vision also will come as you and other members of our extended St. Joseph’s Academy family find ways to engage and contribute to the pursuit and fulfillment of these goals. We hope you will begin by sharing the story of what is now happening at St. Joseph’s Academy, and continue by getting involved without waiting to be asked. Just as we are developing today’s young women to answer God’s call to leadership through action, we pray you will answer God’s call to shape and grow the fine institution to which we are collectively connected. Further communication will help keep you in touch with our collective progress toward our goals. Thanks to you and the dedicated members of our Strategic Planning Committee for extraordinary service to one another and to St. Joseph’s Academy.
Helen Antoine '81
Susan (Eisenhart) Conrad, ’83
Chair-St. Joseph’s Academy Board of Directors
Helen Antoine, ‘81
Chair-St. Joseph’s Academy Strategic Planning Committee