Presenting the PPS Vision
A graduate of Portland Public Schools will be a compassionate critical thinker, able to collaborate and solve problems, and be prepared to lead a more socially just world.
That is one of the conclusions of the months-long process to create a Vision for PPS. In fall 2018, the Board of Education and the Superintendent of PPS launched a community-wide process to develop a long-term Vision for public education in Portland. This Vision, created after dozens of community meetings involving hundreds of stakeholders, describes our goals for the graduating class of 2030, and the educational experience that will increasingly be the reality for each of our graduates from 2019 onward.
Please click the image below to see the full Vision for Portland Public Schools:
Under the leadership of Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero PPS undertook a collaborative process to create a new vision for the district, a "North Star" to guide the transformation of PPS into one of the premier systems in the country over the next decade.
Archive of Vision stories
On Saturday, May 11, the Visioning core team will present an innovative, interactive exhibit of its work so far. PPS launched the Visioning initiative in 2018 as a way to identify and define what PPS can be, what it should be, and how students, staff, families and community can get to a defined and shared “North Star” for the district.
The Portland Public Schools Visioning initiative continued to benefit from an outpouring of participation in February and early March, as students, families, educators, administrators, central office staff and community members weighed in on three major focus areas at community meetings across the city.
Core Team purpose: To coordinate and facilitate the design and delivery of a stakeholder engaged Visioning process and to provide operational and logistical support to the execution of the Visioning sessions. The members:
Scott Bailey, Board Director
Loretta Benjamin-Samuels, Senior Director, Talent Management
Jill Bryant, Program Administrator, Student Health and Wellness
Stephanie Cameron, Senior Director, Communications & Public Engagement
Das Gupta, Manager, IT
Camille Idedevbo, Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer
Dani Ledezma, Special Advisor, Equity & Social Justice
Kimberly Matier, Senior Director, Professional Learning
Rosanne Powell, Senior Manager, Liaison to Board of Education
David Roy, Consultant, Internal Communications
Elisa Schorr, Director, High School Programs
Aurora Terry, Senior Director, College & Career Readiness
Courtney Westling, Director, Government Relations
Executive Sponsors for Core Team: Rita Moore, Board Chair; Guadalupe Guerrero, Superintendent