Strategic Plan

We adopted our next strategic plan to guide our work and focus for the next five years. This information and feedback has been collected through a variety of community meetings, town hall sessions and direct district feedback. All information was presented to the strategic planning committee (see members below) who reviewed it and made recommendations to the district.

2022-2026 Strategic Planning Committee Members:

  • Dr. Tiffany Anderson, TPS, Superintendent
  • Dick Carter, TPS Parent
  • Dustin Dick, TPS, Principal of TCALC
  • Scott C. Gowan, TPS, Chief Information Officer
  • KNEA-T Representative
  • Jessica Kejr, Harvesters, Director of Program Services
  • Donna Whiteman, TPS, School District Attorney
  • Dr. Aarion L. Gray, TPS, Director of Instructional Services
  • Sarah Sharp, TPS, General Director of Early Childhood 
    & Elementary Education
  • Ms. Sue Bolley, TPS Board of Education, Vice President
  • Larry Robbins, TPS, Deputy Superintendent of Operations
  • Go Topeka Representative
  • Dr. Cherry Steffen, Washburn University, Chair, 
    Education Department
  • Billie Wallace, TPS, Assistant Superintendent of 
    Teaching & Learning
  • Dr. Aaron Kipp, TPS, General Director of Demographics & Assessment
  • Dr. Pilar Mejía, TPS, Director of Cultural Innovation
  • Angela Dick, TPS, Instructional Coach & AVID Coordinator
  • Anita Curry, TPS, Director of English Learner Programs
  • Stacy Schreiner, TPS, Principal of Landon Middle School
  • Rebecca Morrisey, TPS, Principal of Topeka High School
  • Dr. Beryl New, TPS, Director of Certified Human Resources & Equity
  • Dr. Jennifer Harrington, TPS, General Director of 
    Special Education & Special Services


Topeka Public Schools will be recognized nationally for:

  • academic excellence,
  • post-secondary and career success,
  • and achievement in the arts, athletics and extracurricular activities.

Strengthened by diversity and a welcoming and inclusive environment, our district will cultivate partnerships with staff, families, business and industry, and the greater community to develop students' educational, physical, and social-emotional well being.


  • Engage students in the highest quality learning.
  • Prepare students for responsible, productive citizenship.
  • Inspire excellence for a lifetime.
Engage students in the highest quality of learning • Prepare students for responsible, productive citizenship • Inspire excellence for a lifetime
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