Strategic Planning Process
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MPH Launches Strategic Planning Process
Manlius Pebble Hill School’s strategic planning process is under way. The process is focused on working with all school constituencies to distill a shared institutional identity and chart the School’s future course to enhanced program excellence and financial sustainability.
A Strategic Planning Steering Committee has been appointed to organize the process and guide the MPH community, with a newly hired strategic planning consultant, through the many steps involved in ensuring a productive outcome.
This Strategic Planning Process page of the School’s website will be regularly updated to inform you of developments and keep you apprised of progress in this important school-wide effort. Opportunities for your involvement will also be noted here.
Members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:
Jayne Charlamb’87, Chair (Vice President, Board of Trustees, current parent, alumna)
Liz Appleby (Staff and current parent)
Pete Carmen (President, Board of Trustees and current parent)
Joe Colombo (Faculty)
Peter Englot (Parent of alumna)
Sue Foster (Faculty and current parent)
Tracy Frank (Administrator)
Eric Fung (Current parent)
Rick Mason (Trustee and current parent)
Jeff Mangram (Faculty and parent of alumna/alumnus)
Mandi Neave (Faculty)
Dawn Paciorek (President of Parents’ Association and current parent)
Nat Reidel ’65 (President of the Alumni Association and alumnus)
Joy Strickland (Administrator and current parent)
Scott Wiggins (Administrator and current parent)
Strategic Planning Consultant:
The Board of Trustees of Manlius Pebble Hill School has announced the selection of a new strategic planning consultant, Maggie J. Szymanek, of the Falls Church, Va. firm Uncommon Consulting.
Ms. Szymanek founded Uncommon Consulting in 2006 to help small independent schools become financially and strategically stronger through strategic planning, fundraising, volunteer development, communications, and marketing. She has worked with a number of Washington, D.C. metropolitan area independent schools, among them The Howard Gardner School (Alexandria, Va.), DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattscille, Md.), Aidan Montessori School (Washington, D.C.), and St. Martin’s Lutheran School (Annapolis, Md.) Ms. Szymanek comes as consultant to MPH with the recommendation of Dick Jung, Ed.D., of Education Access Strategies. Dr. Jung served as transition consultant to MPH and guided the head-of-school search that concluded with the hiring of D. Scott Wiggins as head of school.
Strategic Planning Listening Sessions:
Manlius Pebble Hill’s strategic planning process will call upon all MPH constituencies to have a voice in the effort to distill a shared institutional identity and chart the School’s future course to enhanced program excellence and financial sustainability. Initial input will be solicited through listening sessions conducted by strategic planning consultant Maggie J. Szymanek.
MPH parents are encouraged to participate in one of the following three listening sessions that will take place in the Farmhouse boardroom:
- Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 10 at 3:15 p.m.
- Thursday, October 11 at 8:15 a.m.
MPH alumni and students will have the opportunity to participate in listening sessions that are tentatively scheduled to take place on the following days:
- Wednesday, October 17
- Thursday, October 18
- Friday, October 19
Specific locations and times for these sessions will be announced soon.