In 2019, Public Education Partners embarked on a new five-year strategic plan that centered three focus areas: Elevating Teachers, Empowering Advocates, and Engaging Communities. In 2021, the PEP Board and staff, with input from key partners and stakeholders, updated the plan and adopted both a Values Statement and a Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Because research shows that having excellent teachers in the classrooms is the most critical lever for student achievement, we support teacher recruitment, retention, and morale and position Greenville as a community that deeply values and champions school educators.
Because much of what happens in our classrooms is determined by policies and enacted at the local, state and federal level, we will pursue an advocacy agenda that supports our mission and build a space for supporters to learn, engage and lift their voices in support of public education.
Because public education impacts every aspect of our social fabric, we will serve as a convener, innovator, and thought partner at a systems level to connect people and ideas in improving educational attachment and community outcomes.