• Welcome to Strategic Engagement

    The Department of Strategic Engagement for Sarasota County Schools is dedicated to fostering collaborative partnerships, enhancing communication, and building strong relationships among students, families, staff, and the broader community.

    Our mission is to create an inclusive and supportive educational environment that empowers every student to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Through strategic initiatives, open dialogue, and meaningful engagement, we aim to cultivate a unified educational community that prioritizes student success, belonging, and lifelong learning. Together, we strive to shape the future of education and nurture responsible, compassionate, and engaged citizens.

    Our Strategic Goals reflect our commitment to creating a dynamic and collaborative educational environment where all stakeholders are engaged, empowered, and working together to ensure the success of every student, every day in Sarasota County Schools.

    1. Enhancing Engagement Capacities: Develop and strengthen the ability of schools, families, and the community to engage effectively through comprehensive training programs, public awareness campaigns, and efficient information management systems.
    2. Empowering Family Engagement: Create pathways that empower families to play an active role in their child's education at both home and school. Through training and ongoing support, that will enable families to become valued partners in their child's educational journey.
    3. Visitor and Volunteer Management: Provide leadership, guidance, and support to all schools and district facilities to ensure safe and effective visitor and volunteer management protocols are in place, promoting a welcoming and secure learning environment.
    4. Student Mentorship and Leadership: Establish, promote, and provide guidance and support for student mentorship and leadership programs within our schools. These programs will help students develop leadership skills and build positive relationships with peers.
    5. Fostering Collaborative Partnerships: Actively cultivate partnerships with community organizations, volunteers, available resources, and business partners. These collaborations will enhance educational support, broaden opportunities for students, and strengthen the ties between our schools and the broader community.