Board of Trustees

Strategic Priorities

These priorities were drafted to align with the Mission and Vision of the Helena Public Schools and were crafted through a variety of inputs including:

Priorities represent the “optimal state,” meaning these statements will be true when our district has reached an optimal level of performance in a designated area.

Priorities represent two distinct but interrelated areas:

  • Teaching and Learning

    • Ensure that each HSD student is engaged in learning opportunities that are authentic, meaningful, and relevant.

    • Ensure that every HSD graduate has multiple career, college, or service options available to them upon high school graduation.

    • Ensure a culture of interdependence exists on every HSD campus in which self-awareness, self-regulation, and collaboration are taught and continually fostered as necessary 21st Century skills.  

  • Management and Operations
    • Ensure that the learning of every HSD student and employee is supported by a school facility that is safe, healthy, and neutral to additive to optimal student learning.
    • Ensure an aligned, balanced, and sustainable budget supports the varied needs of our students while providing predictability and consistency for our HSD colleagues and community.
    • Ensure that each HSD stakeholder receives and has access to timely, informative, and relevant school and district information via a varied communications platform.

Luke Muszkiewicz, Board Chair

Executive Committee, Chair
Montana School Boards Association, President-Elect

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Siobhan Hathhorn, Board Vice Chair

Executive Committee, Vice Chair
Teaching and Learning Committee
Facilities and Maintenance Committee

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Terry Beaver, Trustee

Budget and Finance Committee
Facilities and Maintenance Committee, Chair

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Libby Goldes, Trustee

Facilities and Maintenance Committee
Policy Committee, Chair

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John McEwen, Trustee

Budget and Finance Committee, Chair
Policy Committee
District Health Benefits Committee, Representative

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Jennifer McKee, Trustee

Teaching and Learning Committee
Policy Committee

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Sarah Sullivan, Trustee

Executive Committee, Past Chair
Teaching and Learning Committee, Chair
Budget and Finance Committee
District Wellness Committee, Representative

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Jennifer Walsh, Board Member

Teaching and Learning Committee

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Tyler Ream, Superintendent

tream@helenaschools.org

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