District Comprehensive Plan

District Goals (2021-2022)

  • Mission Statement 

    "The mission of the Northern Lehigh School District community is to create a challenging and supportive environment dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of all learners."

    Achievement & Growth

    School and academic department leadership will continue to utilize student achievement and growth data from state and/or local level assessments to determine areas of focus and develop an action plan to improve outcomes which are differentiated for all learners. Our yearly focus is on achieving grade level academic standards, while also recognizing that using assessment data to telescope into students’ needs and to foster growth during and after the pandemic will be a multi-year process.

    Professional Development

    Offer customized professional development based upon the needs of each employee, specific to the school, grade level, and/or department in which they work. Professional development should be responsive to participant needs, purposeful, and ongoing. Participants will be provided an opportunity to deepen their knowledge, reflect and provide feedback. We will enhance professional development in partnership with external consultants and continue to further utilize and develop in-house experts for sustainability.

    Culture & Climate

    All staff will receive training to help understand the impact trauma has on teaching and learning within the educational environment. In addition, the implementation of the district Trauma Informed Care plan will provide evidence-based supports for students and staff. In turn, staff will utilize strategies to develop and maintain a trauma informed environment to better understand the relationship between trauma and the impact on student/staff wellness, which will promote a positive climate and culture in a setting that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Through the ARTIC survey, staff attitudes regarding trauma will be measured to assess impact.

    Instructional Technology 

    Purposeful integration of instructional technology across all settings to enhance the teaching and learning process within Northern Lehigh School District. Technology devices, applications, and platforms will be used to strengthen essential skills in the academic environment as well as to assist with curriculum review and revisions and to improve access to data for use in decision making.

    District Operations

    The Northern Lehigh School District will continue to provide the highest quality teaching and learning environment and services in a safe, healthy, and secure environment in the most cost efficient manner.