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Strategic Planning

Vision: Every student graduates from Vista Unified as a resilient, agile learner and creative problem solver who navigates the world with confidence and kindness and eagerly embraces local and global challenges.


Mission: The purpose of the Vista Unified School District is to inspire each and every student to persevere as critical thinking individuals who collaborate to solve real world problems.

Our Portraits and Values

Learner Portrait

Adult Portrait

System Portrait

Core Values

Our Partners


Core Members

Dr. Matthew Doyle - Superintendent
Dr. Jose Villarreal - RBV Principal
Dr. Eric Chagala - VIDA Principal
Kim Morton - T.H.E. Leadership Academy Principal
Kurdy Turner -  Secondary Teacher on Special Assignment & Strategic Planning Lead 2021
Taresa McSpadden - Elementary Teacher on Special Assignment & Strategic Planning Lead 2021

Detailed Elements & One Pager

Guiding Coalitions

The Guiding Coalition is a design team made up of a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders. The team met for three different design and planning sessions during the 2021/2022 school year (December 10/11, February 11/12 and April 8/9). The purpose of the Guiding Coalition was to dig into the design work of building a vision and strategic plan that will help prepare VUSD for the future. This collective effort established the direction for our school district for the next decade through a Graduate Portrait, Adult Portrait, and System Portrait which results in the refreshing of our Core Values. The slideshow provides visuals from all three Guiding Coalition events.

Strategic Planning Events


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