About SSSD Strategic Planning

By May 2022, Steamboat Springs School District will engage in a process designed to create a strategic plan that outlines a coherent vision for our district, describes the strategic priorities that will guide our actions, and identifies the measurable targets that will allow us to monitor our progress towards our goals.

SSSD will begin our strategic planning process by recruiting a planning team with a diverse set of backgrounds, experience, and perspective including students, families and community members, educators, and district leaders. This team will guide the strategic planning process for the district.

The district will engage in a listening tour in the community designed to build understanding and clarity about the skills and competencies they want students to build throughout their experience in SSSD. This data and information will arm the strategic planning team to update the SSSD Graduate Profile that will ground the strategic planning process in the diverse and meaningful outcomes the SSSD community cares about for their students.

Finally, the strategic planning team will select and develop the strategic priorities, goals and measures that will guide the actions and priorities in the district moving into the future.

District Contact

Jay Hamric atjhamric@ssk12.org


  • November 2021: Steering Committee Application and Selection
  • December 2021: Steering Committee Kick-Off and Aspiration Setting
  • January 2022: Graduate Profile Data Review and Graduate Profile Prototyping
  • February 2022: District Data Review and Priority Setting
  • March 2022: Mission, Vision, Values and Plan Review and Approval
About Our Partner

CEI’s mission is to accelerate systems change to ensure that every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. CEI has built its reputation by playing three primary roles: implementation expert, thought leader, and statewide convener.

CEI utilizes a partner-centered, collaborative, culturally responsive approach in planning and facilitating our projects. It recognizes the importance of working in partnership to ensure that expectations are fully met, the scope of work benefits from staff’s expert knowledge and lived experiences, and all deliverables have a meaningful impact. CEI has prior experience and expertise in several areas that uniquely position it to carry out the work with SSSD including: designing and facilitating strategic planning processes with deep understanding of Colorado school and district systems; building capacity around and integrating authentic family and community partnership; graduation guidelines policy; data collection, analysis, reporting, and visualization; change management; group facilitation and consensus building; and strategic communications supports.

Strategic Plan Steering Committee

Application Closed (deadline was November 26, 2021)


Meeting Dates

December 15, 2021 5:00-6:30pm (In-Person) @ Steamboat Springs Middle School

January 19, 2022 5:00-6:30pm (Virtual) A link to zoom will be provided.

February 2, 2022 5:00-6:30pm (In-Person) @ Steamboat Springs Middle School

March 2, 2022 5:00pm-7:00pm (In Person) @ Steamboat Springs Middle School

March 23, 2022 5:00-6:30pm (Virtual) A link to zoom will be provided.

Listening Sessions Complete

Listening Tour sessions were conducted in both English and Spanish.

Past Sessions

DECEMBER 6, 2021

Middle School Session: December 6, 2021 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm

DECEMBER 7, 2021

Elementary School Session: December 7, 2021 @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Elementary School Session EN ESPAÑOL: December 7, 2021 @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm

January 11, 2022

High School Session: January 11, 2022 @ 5:00-6:30pm

Middle/High School Session EN ESPAÑOL: January 11, 2022 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm

JANUARY 12, 2022

Listening Tour Sessions for Community Members:

Community Session EN ESPAÑOL: January 12, 2022 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm

Community Session: January 12, 2022 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm