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CSP Definitions

Community Strategic Plan (CSP)

DoDEA’s five-year, strategic Continuous Improvement Plan for advancing DoD’s and DoDEA’s agenda for educating and serving military-connected children. The CSP provides the organization’s vision, mission, core values, goals, the implementing strategies for each goal.

Strategic Planning

The process by which the guiding members of an organization envision its future and develop the necessary strategies to achieve that future.

Vision

An idealized view of where an organization will be and/or will look like in the future, assuming all strategic goals are successfully achieved. It is a statement intended to express both aspiration and inspiration.

Mission

The primary purpose of an organization and for whom it performs it.

Core Values

The values and philosophy of an organization that guide the behavior and decisions of its members. The core values constitute the organization’s value system.

Goals

Long-range performance targets that are consistent with the mission, usually requiring a commitment of resources towards the initiatives critical to goal achievement. Goal achievement is required for an organization to realize its vision.

Strategies

The plans for how organizational goals will be achieved.

Performance Measures

Measurable commitments which indicate desired performance levels for initiatives that contribute to the achievement of one or more goals. Each performance measure has an established baseline from which progress is measured.

DoDEA's Mission and Vision

DoDEA’s mission and vision broadly state why we exist, who we serve and what we hope to achieve as an organization. Like our core values, the mission and vision are enduring and will not change over time.

MISSION

EDUCATE , ENGAGE , AND EMPOWER EACH STUDENT TO SUCCEED IN A DYNAMIC WORLD.

VISION

TO BE AMONG THE WORLD’S LEADERS IN EDUCATION, ENRICHING THE LIVES OF MILITARY-CONNECTED STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE.

“As an elementary teacher working in... public schools, I would like to say that children from the military and military-related backgrounds have proven to be some of my most respectful, responsible and academically advanced students.”