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Vision and Mission



The Southwest Center is a progressive and courageous organization that is the leader in improving educational outcomes for those we serve. 


The Southwest Center is a service-oriented center which coordinates resources to promote student success through the improvement process.

The Center strives to do this by:

  • Providing proactive innovative leadership

  • Attending and presenting at local, state and national conferences

  • Developing partnerships with other educational and service institutions

  • Sponsoring meetings at the Center for all levels of administration and building leaders

  • Attending meetings representing all levels of member schools – superintendent, central office, building administration, professional development chairs, etc.

  • Pursue funding options to support curriculum, instruction, and assessment

  • Support intervention programs for all learners

  • Providing high-quality, on-going and relevant professional development through a variety of methods

  • Communicate with member districts (central office and building level) to determine professional development which is relevant to each district

  • Conduct needs assessment of all members

  • Develop programs to meet the needs of member districts

  • Continue and build on the Administrator Summit

  • Advocating for member districts

  • Form a legislative committee

  • Develop a legislative platform / agenda

  • Be the voice for education – locally and at the state and national level

  • Building relationships with government officials and legislators

  • Celebrating the success of students, educators and districts

  • Celebration of schools

  • Celebration at all superintendent forums

  • Honor all district’s teachers of the year

  • Bright flight students – other student awards

  • SW Center “Teacher of the Year”

  • Providing networking opportunities

  • Facilitate group meetings

  • Continue and develop new list serves

  • Identify additional groups for Center meetings

  • Restructure superintendent forum to have opportunities for small group discussion

  • Establishing informal mentoring programs and opportunities

  • Develop and support teacher networks in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment

  • Looking within our membership to utilize skills and best practices

  • Identify standing sub-committees to encourage board involvement

  • Use expertise of staff in member schools to conduct training / workshops

  • Become a clearing house for members to ask for and provide relevant assistance

  • Match needs assessment with internal “experts”

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