2023-2026 Strategic Planning Process

Regional School District 8 has embarked on the process of updating the district’s Strategic Plan.  The district has partnered with EASTCONN to facilitate the planning process.  

This webpage serves to provide information on the strategic planning process and as an access point for surveys which will be used to gather data from various stakeholder groups. 

Invitation for Community Input in the Development of the RHAM Strategic Advancement Plan

Regional School District 8 is pleased to be working with EASTCONN to facilitate the development of a three-year Strategic Advancement Plan for RHAM Schools. Strategic Planning is the means by which an organization constantly recreates itself from within to achieve a common purpose.  The essence of the plan is the identification and prioritization of specific desired outcomes to which the effort and activity of the school community will be focused.

The strategic planning process involves the identification of and building consensus on the following:

  • The shared Vision of a RHAM Graduate
  • Shared Mission
  • Shared Core Values and Beliefs
  • Critical Issues facing RHAM Public Schools based upon a review of internal and external data
  • The changes in society and the work force impacting preparedness needed for student success in life
  • Goals
  • Action Plans with specific strategies, outcomes, and timelines

To successfully develop this plan, the Board is looking for input from all stakeholders in the RHAM community. Over the past several weeks, focus groups have been facilitated by EASTCONN staff to gather input.  These groups have included staff, students, and parent/guardians/community members, and we appreciate the valuable input that has been provided during the focus groups. 

Another way to provide your input will be to respond to an online survey. The survey can be accessed on the RHAM Public School District website at https://www.rhamschools.org/2023-2026_strategic_planning_process or by the following link  https://forms.gle/bqHXDWksQdAQfnB8A.  We ask that you complete the survey by May 31.

We appreciate your help in this important process.


The RHAM Strategic Planning Steering Committee 

Focus groups will be held on the following days and times:  

Thursday, May 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at RHAM Middle School 
Monday, May 22 from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at RHAM Middle School

Strategic Planning Steering Committee Members

Mike Morris, Board Chair

Colin McNamara, Superintendent 

Dr. Penny Bryzgel, RHAM High School Principal 

Dr. Michael Seroussi, RHAM Middle School Principal 

Christine Hartwig, Director of Pupil Services

Greg LaChance, Math Department Coordinator

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