“The journey of 5 years might feel like a long one, but we have come a long way, we are headed in the right direction, and we are confident that we will reach our destination.”

When on a long journey, it is helpful to stop along the way and see how far you have come, determine if you are headed in the right direction, and assess what needs to be done to finish the trip. The Strategic Plan Update Report represents Dalat taking the time to pause and assess our progress on the 5-year journey towards our strategic vision. In 2016, Dalat dedicated a full school year to writing and developing a 5-year vision/plan for the school community. This process involved parents, staff, board members, and students coming together. We hosted a number of retreats throughout the year, conducted surveys, formed committees, and spent time discussing and developing the vision. It was hard work, but when it was all done, we were proud of our vision and the direction the school was headed.

Over the last three years, we have been working towards that vision and much has been accomplished. At the halfway point, the beginning of last semester (before COVID-19), we took time to review what had been accomplished and to plan our next steps in achieving our vision. I would encourage you to take the time to read through this update. You can download it from our Strategic Plan page on this website.

In this report you will be able to evaluate how we are doing and be informed on the plans for the final two years. The journey of 5 years might feel like a long one, but we have come a long way, we are headed in the right direction, and we are confident that we will reach our destination.

Written by Karl Steinkamp

Karl Steinkamp is passionate about Dalat International School and training up young people. Karl was a student at Dalat and returned with a degree in education as a student teacher, high school principal, and now Head of School since 2006.
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