New North Thurston Public Schools Superintendent releases Entry Plan


North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) Superintendent Troy Oliver released the 2024-2025 Superintendent’s Entry Plan outlining the steps he will take in the first six months to deepen his knowledge of the district and community.
In April, North Thurston Public Schools appointed former Assistant Superintendent of Operations Troy Oliver as its new Superintendent, effective July 1. Oliver has 34 years of public school experience, 27 with NTPS.

Saying he will spend time for individual and small group conversations, Oliver is set to visit the district's 24 schools with community partners and engage in public community meetings.

“Spending time in schools and with community partners will build a strong foundation of learning about our district and school relationships. Strong community partnerships are essential to our district’s success,” Oliver wrote in his entry plan.

The individual and small group conversations are scheduled from the summer to fall this year, while the listening tour with the school visits and community meetings are in the fall. Oliver’s six-month report to the school board and the community is expected in January next year.

“In January, I will share with the NTPS Board of Directors my reflections and a proposed action plan grounded in what I have learned from the community. The action plan will build on the district’s strengths and will support our continuing success,” added Oliver.

As part of his entry plan, Oliver outlined seven goals:

  • Smooth transition of leadership.
  • Listen and learn.
  • Ensure our engagement and communication structures foster strong relationships and welcome multiple and diverse perspectives.
  • Ensure voices of those who are historically marginalized are included.
  • Focus on student success.
  • Align goals and vision to the NTPS Strategic Plan.
  • Report back to community and School Board on priorities and action plan.

Oliver was appointed to the helm after his predecessor, Dr. Justin Ainsworth, resigned after only two weeks.

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