Strategic Planning Task Force

Mission and Vision Task Force
Co-Chairs: Michael Baiamonte (Chair, T/P) and Iván Morales, (P)
Committee: Lynley Walker Ciorobea ‘96 (Al), Rev. Wilifred Faiella (P), Manuel Hinke (P), Genaro “Chip” Iglesias (P), Lynne Keller (T/P), Peter Masteller (F), Adrianna Truby (F)

Curricular and Co-Curricular Task Force
Co-Chairs: Evans Crews ‘91 (Al) and Jeff Rose (F/AP)
Committee: Edgar Beleval ‘89 (Al), Cathy Blackburn (F), Belkis Freedman (P), Katie Lamiell (F/AP), Laurie Hill (P), Tina Portuondo (T/AP/P), Aldo Regalado (F)

Financial Sustainability Task Force
Co-Chairs: Andrew Bennett ‘95 (Al), Frank Corbishley, (P and Board Member)
Committee: Carol Bonner (F), Jose Chao (P/A), Mark Chiaparra (P), Mateo de Sola (P), Camilo Montana (P), William Morrison ‘07 (Al), Nathan Zeder ‘98 (Al)

Faculty and Staff Task Force
Co-Chairs: Bekki Haggard (P), Noel Schael (F)
Committee: Lucia de Sola (P/S), Corey Krissel ‘95 (Al), Peter Masteller (F), Cecilia Scullin (P), Kenley Smith (F), Peter Tolmach (A), Kathy Vale (AF)

Flagship Specialty Programs Task Force
Co-Chairs: Jan Morrison (AP), Danny Reynolds (A)
Committee: David Cutler (F), Sherri Porcelain Forman (AP), Therese Foley (AP), Beth Forster Kalbac (P/AP), Leo Llinás (F), Laura Massa (F), Juli Reynolds (P), Iraida Robledo (P/S)

Student Experience Task Force
Co-Chairs: Giovanna Arrien (S/P), Lauren Dowlen (S)
Committee: Ashley Armato (S), Tim Cassel (F), Mike Haggard ‘88 (Al/P), Sara Fumagalli (P), Brittney Hoffman ‘99 (Al), Riva Steinman (P/AP), Tracey Waldman (P), Chriss Wood (AP)

Key

  • A Administration
  • Al Alumni
  • AP Alumni Parent
  • F Faculty
  • P Parent
  • S Staff
  • T Trustee

PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE

Palmer Trinity School educates students to be:

  • Passionate Learners who pursue enlightenment and learning across disciplines with curiosity and determination.

  • Global Citizens who strive to recognize their universal humanity and appreciate their responsibility towards each other and the world.

  • Problem Solvers who work with others to find diplomatic resolutions to challenge and change. Ethical Leaders who inspire others to work with purpose, clarity and compassion.

  • Independent Thinkers who apply their critical thinking abilities to engage in discourse about complex intellectual and ethical problems.

  • Critical Listeners who listen to understand, not merely to respond.

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

Respecting the school’s Episcopal practices and traditions rooted in Judeo-Christian beliefs and ethics

As a School Community we commit to:
  • Provide an environment inspired by the traditions and practices of Episcopal schools.

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for students by maintaining appropriate behavioral expectations and high ethical standards.

  • Employ professionals of solid character and expertise who are loyal to the mission of the School.

  • Create a stimulating, innovative and intellectually challenging academic environment.

  • Communicate timely and appropriately.

  • Prepare students to succeed at an institution of higher learning.

  • Maintain an environment that ensures a collaborative partnership with your child.

As Students we commit to:
  • Strive for academic excellence and continued personal growth.

  • Take pride in ourselves and our school community by living the mission of Palmer Trinity and by representing our School in a positive manner at all times.

  • Endorse and adhere to the School’s Honor Code.

  • Build school spirit by participating in school activities, exhibiting good sportsmanship, taking advantage of all opportunities supporting one another.

  • Engage in responsible and respectful digital citizenship.

As Faculty and Staff we commit to:
  • Support and uphold the mission, vision and values of the school.

  • Recognize and cultivate the potential in every student.

  • Create a supportive environment that is developmentally and academically appropriate.

  • Support decisions and policies determined by the Administration.

  • Fulfill our obligations as stipulated in the employee contract and outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Ongoing professional development.

  • Engage in responsible and respectful digital citizenship.

As Alumni we commit to:
  • Advocate for and support Palmer Trinity School and its mission.

  • Share the history, traditions and memories of Palmer School, Trinity Episcopal School and Palmer Trinity School.

  • Provide opportunities for current students to learn more about the Alumni network, to which they will one day belong.

  • Continue to build and maintain an active, informed, and engaged Alumni community.

  • Cultivate financial resources for the sustained prosperity of the School.

PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL’S STRATEGIC VISION

STRATEGIC PRIORITY #1
Promote Innovative Pedagogy and Learning

At Palmer Trinity, we expect our faculty to cultivate academic excellence, through inquiry- based learning, in an increasingly global forum. As we continue to strengthen our academic offerings and enrich our instructional practices, we ensure that each grade and division fully prepares its students for the next level, and that our graduates are well equipped for their journey through college, work and life beyond.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY #2
Celebrate our Episcopal Identity in a Diverse Community

Palmer Trinity is the only Episcopal middle and high school in Miami-Dade County and an active member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. It should be noted that while many of the local elementary Episcopal Schools join the Palmer Trinity community, our overall student population is quite diverse. Palmer Trinity School community is committed to fostering and nurturing compassion and respect while recognizing the uniqueness of each child.
 


STRATEGIC PRIORITY #3
Cultivate Student Engagement

Student life at Palmer Trinity is founded on the values and principles of our founding schools, which had rich traditions as character-building institutions. Comprehensive academic programming, citizenship, physical fitness and well-being, spiritual development, a commitment to service, and the development of the whole person were the common philosophies that were handed down when Palmer School and Trinity Episcopal School joined as Palmer Trinity School in 1991.
Today, in order to enhance school spirit, pride and a true sense of belonging, we must continue to provide opportunities for our students to develop stronger connections and enhance the overall student experience ultimately becoming members of the Palmer Trinity Alumni network.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY #4
Optimize our Campus for 21st Century Learning

With the recent approval of our Master Site Plan, Palmer Trinity can update and modernize the current campus, and as the School raises funds, build new facilities on the School’s South Campus. This work will ensure that the School’s physical spaces optimally support mission and programs. Our facilities will enhance our efforts to maximize interdisciplinary collaboration among departments and divisions, while energizing and showcasing the spirit of innovation.
The campus will also demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and energy conservation, functioning as laboratories that help us educate our students to be prudent stewards of the global ecosystem.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY # 5
Global Citizenship at PTS

The rapid mingling of cultures, the complexities of enormous changes across nations, the unforeseen advantages and problems that arise out of the new global economy and the clash of cultures and groups, and the plight of the world’s poor are but a few of the conditions that make up the state of our world today. We seek to prepare our students to take their place as global citizens in the dynamic and challenging times they live in now and will encounter tomorrow. In preparation, Palmer Trinity School is a founding member of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG), a national institution of independent schools that have leading global programs and benchmark standards of learning, both academic and experiential.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY #6
Ensure our Financial Sustainability

Today’s independent schools must plan for the future and balance a number of competing needs. Compensation levels must be competitive; tuition levels must be acknowledged as reasonable; the School should be accessible to various national, religious and socio-economic groups if we are to broaden diversity in all its forms. The academic and co-curricular programs must be engaging and stimulating; facilities and physical plant improvements must be planned and monitored in a constant, consistent fashion; and the School must secure long-term financial stability. Success depends on prudent fiscal management, a commitment to building increased endowment, a strong and stable development.
7900 SW 176 Street, Miami, FL 33157
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An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.