Mission & Vision
Wisconsin ASCD, educational leaders advocating effective policies and practices to achieve success for each learner.
WASCD is Wisconsin’s forum for engaging diverse communities. We are a trusted voice advocating for excellence in learning, teaching, and leadership . Our organization is responsive to the ever changing needs of society and is focused on achieving success for each learner.
WASCD continues to focus on ensuring equity in education.
Every Wisconsin student has a fundamental right to an equal opportunity for a sound basic education. An equal opportunity for a sound basic education has been defined by the Wisconsin Supreme Court as "one that will equip students for their roles as citizens and enable them to succeed economically and personally," Vincent v. Voight, 236 Wis. 2d 588, 614 N.W.29 388 (2000).
The Wisconsin State Constitution (Article X, § 3)
Educational equity means that every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education, across race, gender, ethnicity, language, ability, sexual orientation, family background, and/or family income.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
WASCD recognizes the power and responsibility of educational leadership. We believe:
Each individual has the right to a safe, caring and respectful learning environment.
Effective educators are those who continue to develop professionally.
Shared values, common goals, and accountability focus the efforts of the learning community.
Honoring diversity strengthens the learning community.
Collaboration is fundamental to effective education.
Organizational leadership requires advocacy for effective policies and practices at the classroom, school, district, state and federal levels.
WASCD also recognizes the potential and needs of each learner. We believe:
Equal access to high quality education is imperative.
Each individual has the ability and the need to learn.
Each individual is a unique learner.
Lifelong learners engage the future.
Strategic Goals and Planning
Approved by the WASCD Board of Directors, June 24, 2021