Janel Keating - Superintendent

The Culture and Values

White River School District is committed to creating a collaborative culture, with an intense focus on clarifying what each student must learn, monitoring each student's learning, providing systemic interventions, and enrichment for students who master learning standards.  We are committed to developing a culture that values collaboration, experimentation, continuous improvement and a focus on the results.  It is our belief that our pursuit of high levels of learning for all students and adults can be realized by embedding the practices of professional learning communities into the culture of the entire school district.  To this end, we will focus intently and collaboratively on the following four questions:

    1.  What do we want each student to learn?
    2.  How will we know if each student is learning it?
    3.  How will we respond when a student is experiencing difficulty learning?
    4.  How will we respond if the student already knows it?

It is our Mission to ensure high levels of learning for all students preparing them for successes beyond high school.

Cabinet Commitments

       Superintendent - Janel Keating
       Director of Human and Administrative Services - Keith Banks
       Director of Student Support Services - Hugh Flint
       Business Manager - Ramona Moan
To embed the culture we want to create and succeed in meeting our mission, the Superintendent and cabinet members:

Commit to making student learning the primary focus of our work and the work of others throughout the district, and our primary framework for decision making.

Commit to maintaining the fidelity of each cabinet department and the decisions and responsibilities that rest with each while redirecting questions or requests when they are encountered.

Commit to recognizing that people are our strength and commit to hire and retain staff who are engaged with students, other staff, and parents and who put learning of students at the highest priority.

Commit to provide training, support, resources, and encouragement for our leadership team to ensure they can meet their professional responsibilities and requirements.

Commit to providing the encouragement, support, training and resources necessary to enhance the capacity of those within each building to fulfill their mission of ensuring high levels of learning for all students.

Commit to maintaining our fiscal accountability as bound by board policy and to the balance we have reached.

Commit to conduct the work of the district primarily through the work of high-performing, collaborative teams.

Commit to making decisions that are primarily research-based and data driven.

Commit to monitoring our success in multiple ways, but primarily by our impact on student learning.

Commit to creating a professional atmosphere in which we model the behavior we expect of others.