A Message from the Superintendent
The Brandywine School District’s 2015–2019 Success Plan is centered on the District’s primary focus: Student Achievement. This single focus will guide the collective work and direction of the District for the next five years. The goals and objectives of the plan were derived from feedback from a variety of stakeholder groups that included students, parents, community members, teachers, staff, administrators, and the Brandywine School District Board of Education. Strategies and activities are based on best practices occurring in the field emphasizing strong leadership, personalizing learning for students, and ensuring that all students graduate college- and career-ready.
Across the state, the Brandywine School District’s waterwheel is associated with educational excellence and high quality programming designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of the whole child. The 2015-2019 Success Plan is built on this hallmark foundation, ensuring that Brandywine graduates are fully prepared to meet the known challenges of tomorrow, and equipped with the necessary skill set to conquer challenges yet to be realized.
Ensuring that our graduates are not only prepared for the rigor of post-secondary education and 21st century workforce, but have a distinct competitive edge will require the dedicated commitment of all stakeholder groups – District, community, parents and students. Active, trusting relationships will be paramount as innovation and calculated risk drive the change of traditional practice to meet the rapidly advancing skills and knowledge demands of the millennial generation we serve. To this end, all stakeholders must embrace and ensure the following core beliefs guide all facets of the work that lie ahead.
Brandywine School District
- believes all students can meet and exceed high performance standards and must continuously be challenged to do so.
- believes effective leaders and school staff have a profound impact on the lives of children.
- believes closing the achievement gap begins with closing the opportunity gap.
- believes every child deserves a personalized learning experience that is rigorous, relevant and aligns with college and career aspirations.
Working together, Brandywine will continue its tradition of excellence as we embrace, inspire and challenge every student every day.
Dr. Mark Holodick