Data Analysis and Organizational Improvement
Focus of Support
The Data Analysis and Organizational Improvement department supports employees in the implementation of continuous improvement practices aligned to the Strategic Plan, within a systems approach leading to organizational improvement. Continuous improvement is an ongoing effort to improve focus and alignment of processes, services, and results within the district, schools, and teacher teams based on data. The Baldrige framework is the foundation for professional learning opportunities offered throughout the district. With an emphasis on Customer Focus (Category 3) and Measurement (Category 4), training is crafted to support certified and classified employees. The DAOI oversees Strategic Planning, AdvancED, Campus/Department Improvement Planning Process, McREL Leadership, 21 Keys, National Board Certification and Academic Facilitators. The department develops and deploys structures and processes to support a systems approach to continuous improvement, leading to the attainment of the District's Key Strategic Objectives.
Deer Valley's Strategic Plan is the framework to focus and align our work through 2018. Thus, the entire Deer Valley organization will be positioned to ensure we are fulfilling the mission and adhering to the overall vision of "graduating life-long learners to successfully compete, lead, and positively impact the world".
- Received district-wide accreditation
- Is committed to excellence in education
- Is dedicated to continuous improvement and quality assurance
- Meets international and national standards of excellence
The DVUSD Organizational Profile is a snapshot of the organization, the key influences on how it operates, and the key challenges it faces. Organizational Profiles are an appropriate starting point for self-assessment and for writing an application. It is critically important for the following reasons:
It helps identify gaps in key information and focus on key performance requirements and results.
It can be used as an initial self-assessment. If topics are identified for which conflicting, little, or no information is available, use these topics for action planning.
It sets the context for your responses to the Baldrige Criteria requirements in categories 1–7.
The School Profile is a snapshot of the key influences on how the school operates and the key challenges the school is facing.
What is the purpose of a School Profile?
Each campus that embarks on the journey of creating a School Profile
will have a different purpose. To support you in defining your purpose,
here are a few suggestions:
- To serve as an organizational description of the school
- To identify gaps in your approach and deployment as a basis for performance improvement efforts
- To cultivate a better understanding of the school’s culture/climate
- To move the work of the school forward with a clearly identified brand
Director of Organizational Improvement
Dr. Scott Smith
Director Data Analysis