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White Bear Lake Area Schools
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-7500

Strategic Planning  

Action Teams
The next step in the Strategic Planning process involves forming Action Teams, which will develop action plans for each of the eight strategies (listed below on this page). Action Team meetings are tentatively scheduled to take place 6-8 p.m. on the following evenings: Nov. 16 & 30, Dec. 14, Jan. 4 & 18, and Feb. 1 & 15. Action Team meetings will take place at White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus.

Strategic Planning Team
A 30-member team met Sept. 18-20, 2017 and identified draft beliefs, mission, objectives, and strategies. See the information provided to the team here.

Omar Ali
Mark Garrison
Bob Morse
Jon Anderson
Don Glover
Marge Newmaster
Robert Anderson
Mike Greenbaum
Sara Paul
Bryan Bear
Tara Jebens-Singh
Joe Remley
Becky Butters
Brandon Johnson
Ashley Rensted
Mitch Cooper
Wayne Kazmierczak
Ellen Richter
Mariel Culhane
Kristen Konop
Tim Schochenmaier
Kathleen Daniels
Monica Kubow
Lisa Setterlund
Kris Erickson
Lindsay Lamwers
Chris Streiff
Mike Fish
Elias Marquez-Gutierrez
Tim Wald

Board action on the Strategic Plan is expected in April, 2018.

Draft Beliefs
We believe:
  • Each person has innate value.
  • Service nurtures both community and self.
  • Everyone has the power to design their own future.
  • Respect for diversity is strength.
  • Integrity is fundamental to relationships.
  • Each person has unrealized potential.
  • Communities with shared goals have unlimited potential.
  • We are stewards of the earth.
  • Learning enriches one's quality of life.
  • Everyone has a right to a safe and respectful environment.
  • Challenge leads to innovation and growth.
  • All people deserve unconditional love.

Draft Mission
The mission of the White Bear Lake Area School District, the community at the forefront of educational excellence, honoring our legacy and courageously building the future, is to ensure each student realizes their unique talents and abilities, and makes meaningful contributions with local and global impact through a vital system distinguished by:
  • Students who design and create their own future
  • Diversity of people and ideas
  • Safe, nurturing and inspiring environments
  • Exceptional staff and families committed to student success
  • Abundant and engaged community partners

Draft Objectives
  • 100% of students feel valued.
  • 100% of students accomplish their personalized learning plan.
  • 100% of students are prepared for and implement their design for their future.
  • 100% of students graduate.
  • 100% of students creatively adapt to an ever- changing world.
  • Each student meaningfully contributes to community.

Draft Strategies
The White Bear Lake Area Schools Strategic Plan consists of the following eight Strategies:
  • We will ensure that each student is the primary agent in their learning.
  • We will provide expanding access to a broad range of opportunities for all students.
  • We will foster community engagement and partnerships.
  • We will build organizational capacity.
  • We will embrace all cultures with humility and respect.
  • We will ensure learning environments enhance students' educational experience.
  • We will engage families as partners in the education of their children.
  • We will ensure the social and emotional growth of our students.

We act on these strategies in order to accomplish our mission and objectives.


Strategic Planning Updates are provided to the School Board consistently throughout the year:

  • October 9, 2017 School Board meeting - The October 9, 2017 School Board presentation can be found here.