DELAVAN — Parents and community members interested in becoming involved in shaping the future of the Delavan-Darien School District can come to an information session about strategic planning for the district at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.
The meeting will be held in the auditorium at Delavan-Darien High School, 150 Cummings St., Delavan.
Presenting information about strategic planning for the district will be facilitator Howard Feddema.
Feddema has spent more than two decades leading strategic planning groups. Now retired from corporate work, Feddema was last with Cambridge Strategies, a Texas-based company that helps school districts and educational organizations with strategic planning, future-focused board training, technology training and planning, campus and facilities planning and much more.
For eight years, Feddema served as the Director of Planning for Township High School District 214, one of Illinois’ largest school systems. Serving over 250,000 residents in suburban Chicago, District 214 is well known for its quality programs and services. As Director of Planning, he was responsible for developing and coordinating the district’s strategic planning system.
His educational experience also includes: administrative assistant to the superintendent, assistant principal, high school teacher and athletic coach. He also served as project director of a regional “future studies” program for highly gifted students.
Feddema has published several articles related to strategic organization. These include: Budgeting a Strategic Plan; The Internal Coordinator’s Guide: Developing a Strategic Plan From Within a School District; The Superintendent’s Role in Implementing a Strategic Plan; Leveraging an Organization’s Culture with a Strategic Plan; Site-Based Planning; The Principal’s Guide to Site-Based Planning; and, Strategic Planning: Only the Beginning.
Anyone interested in participating in the updating of the district’s strategic plan is welcome to attend the information session and sign up to be a part of the strategic planning team afterward.
For questions, contact Delavan-Darien School District Superintendent Wendy Overturf at (262) 728-2642 ext. 4806.