St. Thomas High School – Principal Entry Plan
This vision set forth by the Basilian Fathers, our Board of Directors, and President Fr. Storey is for St. Thomas High School (STH) to be among the top ten all-boy, urban Catholic high schools in the country. The opportunity to assist in moving STH from an exemplary organization to a top ten organization, while simultaneously expanding into the Joplin campus, will serve as the foundational focus of my leadership. However, the realization of the vision of excellence set forth for STH will rely on the collective and interdependent efforts of the following student-centered stakeholder groups:
The principal’s entry plan will consist of three phases:
- Basilian Fathers
- Board of Directors
- Community and business partners
- School faculty and staff
- Phase 1 - Look, Listen, and Learn: June 1 – October 31
Phase 1 consists of listening to, looking with, and learning from the key stakeholder groups: students, parents, alumni, Basilian Fathers, Board members, school faculty and staff and community partners. Through this process I will host one-on-one interviews, small group interviews, focus group interviews, and community meetings. Please use the link below to offer some feedback about STH.
- Phase 2 – School Readiness and Data Sharing: November 1 – February 16
This phase will first identify and bring to the attention of Fr. Storey any items for immediate attention/action. Additionally, data from Phase 1 will be desegregated and shared first with the St. Thomas Administrative Team and then with other key stakeholder groups.
- One meeting with the board
- 1-2 meetings with faculty and staff
- 1-3 Community meetings
- Video and/or PowerPoint shared via website, social media, and Big Red News
- Phase 3 – A Call to Action: February 19 – April 30
Phase 3 will be the development of action plans by the Principal and each of his senior level leaders. Action plans will consist of two short term goals (1-2 years), one long term goal (3- 5 years), and specific action steps for accomplishing each.
In order to engage you in Phase 1 of the entry plan we will be hosting a series of morning and evening sessions where we will welcome your input. The sessions are as follows:
|Coffee with the Principal
||September 18, 20, and 22
|Saturday Coffee with the Principal
|Evening with the Principal
If you plan to attend one of the sessions above, please send your name, the date and time you want to attend to EventRSVP@sths.org
. Please write “Entry Plan” in the subject line.
If you are not able to attend, please take a few minutes to voice your thoughts about STH by completing a very brief survey
.The survey is anonymous and welcomes feedback from parents, alumni, students, faculty & staff and community members.
Thank you for your commitment to and love for St. Thomas High School as we grow into one of the top schools in the nation.
Yours in Christ,
Aaron Dominguez ‘96