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Strategic Vision

October 16, 2023

Dear PS1 community,

In my first few months as Head of School, I have had many important conversations with faculty, staff, parents, students, and alumni and experienced first-hand the deep sense of pride in our community and the commitment we share to having a meaningful and enduring impact on the lives of our students and families. PS1 is a very special place and the love of its families, staff, and faculty, past and present, is strong.

It is with these observations in mind that I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Directors recently affirmed the launch of a strategic visioning process for PS1. This endeavor will bring our community together to discuss how we move into the school’s future and extend our proud tradition of developing students to be confident and passionate contributors to an increasingly connected world. To help us, we have retained Mission Minded (Mission-Minded.com); a firm with deep experience helping schools determine their strategic vision and priorities to then guide their future success.

Over the course of the next several months, every member of the PS1 community will be invited to engage in the strategic visioning process. Participation will take many forms, including one-on-one interviews, group discussions, and online surveys.

As we proceed, our website will offer updated information and provide a virtual “place” to continue conversations that may have started elsewhere. On this web page, you will find the names of our steering committee members; invitations to surveys as they become available; and other ways to contribute to this work. Throughout the process, we hope you will participate in a variety of forums as they are scheduled.

In service to our shared aspiration of providing an outstanding environment and program so that PS1 graduates leave us well prepared to confidently pursue the next stage in their journey—thank you for your attention to this letter and for the future role you will play in our visioning process.


Susannah Wolf
Head of School

Recent Dates and Opportunities for Participation:

Strategic Vision Parent/Caregiver Meetings:

Jan. 23, 2024 at 6:30pm
Jan. 24, 2024 at 8:30am

These meetings provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet with consultants from Mission Minded to offer their perspectives on PS1's priorities and future endeavors.

Strategic Vision Committee

The Steering Committee is a working advisory group of the Board who will make a recommendation to the Board on the school's long-term strategic vision. Members of the steering committee represent diverse perspectives and roles within the community and are responsible for coordinating and serving as advocates for the project, ensuring that milestones and timelines are met, and drafting and recommending strategic goals for the Board's consideration and approval. Through outreach to the community, the committee will seek to engage all constituent groups and ensure clear communication and project transparency.

Josh Berger
Current Board Member
PS1 Class of '90
Jen Brown
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
P '25, P '28
Evelyn Cazun
Associate Director of Admissions
P '14
Avery Hill Breuer
PS1 Class of '05
Billy Huynh
Current Faculty Member
Jeffrey Inaba
Current Board Member
P '25, P '29
Chris Kuzina
Current Faculty Member
Michelle Megna
P '26
Amanda Perla
Director of Communications & Marketing
P '27, P '29
Anna Tran Reyna
Chair, Board of Directors
P '16, P '22, P '26
Melva Thompson
Current Faculty Member
P '30
Susannah Wolf
Head of School
Gabriel Zaldivar
P '29