VUSD Vision & Strategic Planning: Final Update on the Redesign Process from Dr. Matt Doyle on Vimeo.


Vista Unified School District is ready to refresh its vision and to create its next strategic plan. VUSD is partnering with SDCOE and Prospect Studio to begin this strategic planning process over the next 3-5 years. This planning process involves several learning journeys such as The Student Summit, Guiding Coalition, Community Engagement Meetings, and Board Work Sessions. Let’s prepare our students and school district for their future! #FUTUREofVUSD

Community Installation - May 7th, 2022

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Elementary TLC TOSA

Strategic Planning Lead

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Kurdy Turner

Secondary TLC TOSA

Strategic Planning Lead

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  CORE Team Members

Dr. Matthew Doyle - Superintendent
Jose Villarreal - RBV Principal
Eric Chagala - VIDA Principal
Kim Morton - THE Leadership Academy Principal
Kurdy Turner - Secondary TLC TOSA
Taresa McSpadden - Elem TLC TOSA

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Community Engagement and
Student Feedback Series #2

On Friday, February 11th and Saturday, February 12th, the Guiding Coalition members met to begin prototyping ideas for the Graduate, Adult, and System Portraits. The attached themes are a synthesis of the Guiding Coalition's work so far. These themes were then shared with the community in a variety of ways over a few weeks for both feedback on the emerging ideas, and final additional input. These engagement opportunities included a district-wide survey, an open house event, sessions at district meetings, and meetings with students at school sites. The results of these meetings will be shared with the Guiding Coalition at their final meeting in April, and incorporated into their next round of prototyping.

Student Feedback Series #2 SlideShow 

Student Summit

Students’ experiences and ideas are vital contributions in launching the refresh process on our vision, mission, and values for education in our district. Almost 200 students from middle and high schools attended the Student Summit event on Thursday, November 4th at the Vista Innovation Center (VIC). During this event, each student reflected on moments in their education that worked for them and those that didn’t, brainstormed the skills needed to meet the future, and identified the qualities of influential adults that have positively shaped their educational experiences. The overwhelming feedback we received will be a significant contribution to this refresh process.

 Student Summit SlideShow


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.


Guiding Coalition Slideshow

Strategic Planning Video

Guiding Coalition Presentations
Superintendent and Board President Slides

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