The Strategic Plan in Action
You will notice several ways in which we will begin forging the future as we implement this Strategic Plan throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Our annual fundraising efforts through the St. Gabriel’s Fund and the Gala ensure that we maintain the excellence of a St. Gabriel’s experience. As we continue to expand our programming, we remain fully committed to our beautiful and outstanding facilities, which support these programs. The installation of a new track will take place over the winter break, as the first step in an upgrade to our outdoor athletics spaces.
This past summer and through ongoing professional development, our dedicated teachers expanded their own education and now embrace the St. Gabriel’s mission in new ways, to educate each student in a responsive and differentiated manner. Furthermore, each faculty member is encouraged and supported to actively pursue new and more effective curricular choices in all grade levels. Top-of-class technology remains a priority; not only do all students have access to cutting edge technology, they also have access to an outstanding faculty to support their learning. We are continuing the work begun last year to collaborate with our neighbor, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, exploring an effective alignment of academic programming and a partnership in areas such as athletics, fine arts, and curriculum to achieve increased opportunities for all of our students.
Many in our St. Gabriel’s community worked diligently throughout the strategic planning process and deserve our gratitude. Thank you to our Strategic Planning Committee, the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent of the Diocese of Austin, Misty Poe, and the many parents, students, and staff members who joined in various focus groups to help delineate the most important areas deserving of our focus as we continue to grow and excel together as a school community. This process was truly an inclusive one, and mirrored all that we do together at St. Gabriel’s - as a unified community, focused on what is best for children.
It is exciting to shine a light on the incredible possibilities that lie ahead for our students. The Strategic Plan will be our constant guide to achieving all that we envision and more. We look forward to launching this exciting strategic plan for St. Gabriel’s Catholic School together!
Colleen Lynch Ron ZborilHead of School Chairman of the Board of Trustees