In February of 2014, current and former members of the Savannah Country Day School Board of Trustees, along with members of the administration, faculty and staff, parents, alumni, and other friends of the School, participated in a two-day strategic planning workshop led by experienced strategic planning consultant Susan Stone. Resources included comments from more than two hundred participants in the Strategic Plan “listening groups” and responses to the on-line parent survey, not to mention a wealth of information about the School, both past and present.
By all accounts, the workshop was a huge success, leaving all who participated energized and excited. Terry Pindar, then Chair of the SCDS Board of Trustees, described the workshop well in her March 2014 letter to the SCDS community:
The range of perspective was broad and diverse. The common denominator amongst all participants was knowledge of the School and a passion for the mission of Country Day and its vital role in our community. Without a doubt, the workshop served to promote this passion within all those in attendance and to solidify the belief that in our community there is no school that better educates the whole child in academics, arts and athletics and prepares students to excel academically and as leaders in college and life.
I am grateful to everyone who contributed to the strategic planning process, including Terry Pindar, whose leadership was instrumental. We are extremely excited about this plan and more optimistic than ever about our school’s future.