Dear Webb Community:

We are pleased to provide you with Webb School’s Strategic Plan 2012-2017.

We undertook the planning process with a deep appreciation for Webb’s special values and traditions.  Webb is a close-knit community where academic rigor, civility, honor and integrity are critically important.  These values and traditions are enduring and will not change.  Our strategic plan seeks to build on our strengths.

The board of trustees appointed a strategic planning committee last fall.  This committee included trustees, parents, members of the faculty, administration representatives and an alumni board representative.  Kathy Hanson of Marts & Lundy served as an advisor to our group.

We first sought input from our stakeholders through an electronic survey.  The thoughtful responses from this survey formed the framework for our planning process.  As themes emerged, we began to develop preliminary goals.  Focus groups involving alumni, faculty and parents met to discuss the emerging themes more fully.  Goals were refined and strategies for implementing those goals were developed.  Six broad goals, with specific strategies for each, were identified for the next five years.  In spring of 2012, subcommittees developed detailed tactical plans for implementing each goal.

Strategic Plan 2012-2017 was approved in late summer, and those charged with implementation are making tremendous strides in meeting our timeline for achieving specific aspects of each goal.  We look forward to working with each of Webb’s constituent groups to implement the plan and to assure our ability to deliver a premium education, consistent with our values, to future generations of students.


Vance Berry
Strategic Plan Committee Chair

Strategic Planning Committee

Trustees, Charles Alexander ‘68, Vance Berry ‘72, Ann Short ‘74, Paul Jennings ‘88, David LaRouche ‘98, Walter Manley ‘64, David McElroy ‘86, George Pine ‘68, and John Sawyer ‘88
Alumni Board Member, Wilson Sims ‘72
Parents, Natalie Townes and David Hutchens
Faculty/Staff, Ray Broadhead, Claudia Hazelwood, Ralph Jones and Kelly Northrup

Strategic planning advisor, Kathy Hanson of Marts & Lundy, assisted with the planning process.