EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
We believe in our mission, Excellence in Educational Support, is foundational in determining how and what we do, as outlined in our goals and strategies. Why we exist as the NG RESA is because we believe:
- Public education is central to our democracy.
- As a RESA, we are responsible for encouraging and supporting our educational organizations to ensure all students in our region and across our state, will successfully acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary for success.
- Our superintendents, principals, teachers, and school personnel make the critical difference in student achievement.
- Quality, targeted, cutting-edge professional learning supports school leaders, teachers and personnel, empowering them professionally, and thereby enhancing student learning and academic achievement.
NG RESA recognizes that in order to understand the changes and shifts occurring in student performance, one must be able to dissect and generalize the data generated; thus determining how classroom and or school practices may be positively or negatively affecting overall student achievement. We also recognize that effective technology integration has been proven to improve student achievement. NG RESA also acknowledges that educational practices can always be improved upon via ongoing professional growth and development based on sound principles and research.
TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE, QUALITY AND TIMELY INFORMATION AND TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND LEADERS VIA WORKSHOPS, NEWSLETTERS, DISTRICT CONTACTS, AND OTHER MEANS
We will hire, contract, or enlist the best and most highly qualified personnel to provide training and information.
We will continuously assess and evaluate programming to ensure we are providing the right content to the appropriate audiences.
We will implement smart systems for timely communications including an up to date website, social media postings, and email blasts.
We will continuously review contact information to ensure that messages reach the right audiences.
We will create a strong network of support for superintendents, central office leaders and building leaders in which relevant and timely information is distributed and shared.
TO ENSURE FISCAL STABILITY AND INCREASE RESERVES THROUGH SOUND FINANCIAL PRACTICES
We will implement current bookkeeping practices and utilize data based decision making when budgeting expenditures and revenues.
We will pursue alternative funding sources to expand support offered by NG RESA.
We will work towards maintaining a 10% reserve of our yearly operating budget.
We will ensure that each department works within their appropriated budget.
TO MAINTAIN SAFE AND EFFICIENT FACILITIES TO OPERATE RESA BUSINESS.
We will make routine improvements aesthetically and in appeal and functionality of our facility.
We will prepare and maintain a five (5) year capital type of improvement plan for our facility.
TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY STRENGTHENING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATIONS AND DATA ANALYSIS
We will as RESA staff receive up to date professional learning and training in order train, model, encourage, and utilize technology integration in classrooms.
We will provide teachers and leaders with resources and training to make better use of the technology they have available and will assist them in making decisions about what to purchase and how to integrate these products into instruction.
We will compile district and RESA member data in order to establish benchmarks and targets for improvement within our RESA district.
TO BUILD CAPACITY BY REMAINING CURRENT IN STATE AND NATIONAL TRENDING WITH REGARD TO EDUCATION IN GENERAL, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATTERS
We will as a RESA staff, remain current our respect fields of expertise, and in education in general, by attending conferences, meetings, workshops and other venues relevant to our work.