Department of Defense Education Activity

Achieving the Vision

DoDEA’s Vision defines our long term destination as a school system.  The Blueprint includes a number of supporting elements that will guide DoDEA’s efforts towards achieving the Vision.  Several of these elements draw from the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and should be familiar to the DoDEA community including the mission, values, and goals statements.  However, in order to galvanize DoDEA’s efforts as we move into the future, the Blueprint also includes several new elements: key results indicators, strategic initiatives, and critical success factors.

Strategic Initiatives

Each Goal is made up of two to four Strategic Initiatives. Strategic Initiatives (SIs) are cross-functional projects that impact the entire organization. Each initiative will last multiple years but can be revised or updated as we advance or as DoDEA's needs change. DoDEA limits the number of Initiatives to balance and need for progress with DoDEA's capacity to change.

Critical Success Factors

Critical Success Factors are the specific projects and actions we must accomplish to complete a Strategic Initiative. These are short-term or long-term projects that require significant cross-functional effort to complete. If the Critical Success Factors are not completed, the Strategic Initiative will likely not reach completion. Multiple Critical Success Factors may support each Strategic Initiative.

DoDEA’s Vision statement

Vision: Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

Mission:  Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world

Core Values:

  • Student-Centered: Students are at the heart of all we do.
  • Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations in all we do.
  • Continuous Improvement: Our organization, its systems, and processes will be continually re-examined and improved.
  • Lifelong Learning: Learning is an active process of discovery where we cultivate curiosity, perseverance, and the desire to learn.
  • Diversity: We honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse beliefs and backgrounds. We respect differences and create inclusive environments which contribute to a better society for all.
  • Individual Potential: Individuals develop within an environment that nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth.
  • Shared Responsibility: Partnerships among families, students, staff, and community members are characterized by mutual commitment and collaborative effort that enrich the lives of our students.
  • Trust: We value relationships based on integrity, mutual respect, and open two-way communication. We cultivate a safe and risk-free culture that encourages and inspires innovation.