Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Published: 2/22/2024 2:13 PM

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KDE's strategic plan is designed to support the future of education in Kentucky through the three big ideas that form the United We Learn VISION:

  • Vibrant learning experiences for every student.
  • Encouraging innovation, especially around assessment.
  • Creating a bold new future for Kentucky's schools through collaboration with our communities.

KDE's MISSION is to create broad partnerships to provide leadership and support so that every student is equipped for the future.

The three big ideas of the United We Learn Vision are put into action every day through our strategic objectives and initiatives, which are broken down into four perspectives.

  • Perspectives - a set of performance lenses that enable strategy to be viewed in different ways. They show how our work builds from internal to external.
  • Strategic objectives - ongoing activities that further focus the work around the three big ideas of United We Learn. They remain the same over time.
  • Initiatives - the specific programs and projects that support our objectives. They can change based on our strategic focus.​

Strategic Objectives


  • ​Improve Student Opportunities
  • ​Support District and School Innovation
  • Improve Educator Access to High Quality Resources

  • ​Deeper Learning
  • Equity Playbook/Dashboard
  • Go Teach KY
  • High Quality Instructional Resources
  • High Quality Professional Learning
  • Kentucky Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • Social/Emotional Learning Supports

​Financial Stewardship

  • Advocate for Equitable Funding
  • Strategic Spending Determinations

  • Equitable Distribution of Career and Technical Education Funds
  • Impactful use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds

Operational Excellence

  • Engage Stakeholders in Consultation, Collaboration and Co-Creation
  • Promote Operational Efficiency and Integrity
  • Innovative Communications

Agency Capacity​

  • Empower and Engage Employees

  • Innovative Habits
  • Internal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Work​

The behaviors we embed into our work reflect our CORE VALUES: student success, equity, integrity, collaboration and innovation.

​​Karen Dodd
Office of the Commissioner of Education
Strategic Planning and Research
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2102 Ext. 4700
Fax (502) 564-7749
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