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 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.


Goal 1 Mem­ber Ser­vices

To achieve suc­cess for each learner, WASCD will improve learn­ing and teach­ing for each stu­dent by build­ing and sus­tain­ing a more diverse, con­nected, engaged and respon­sive com­mu­nity.

Goal 2: Influ­ence

To achieve suc­cess for each learner, WASCD will increase effec­tive advo­cacy for poli­cies and prac­tices that sup­port qual­ity teach­ing, learn­ing and lead­er­ship through ser­vices that are respon­sive to chang­ing edu­ca­tional needs.

Goal 3: Pro­grams

To achieve suc­cess for each learner, WASCD will pro­vide and sus­tain qual­ity, inno­v­a­tive learn­ing and teach­ing expe­ri­ences that reflect and reshape the roles of edu­ca­tional lead­ers.

Goal 4: Gov­er­nance

To achieve suc­cess for each learner, WASCD will deliver value to its con­stituents by con­tin­u­ously improv­ing its oper­a­tional effec­tive­ness.

Approved by the WASCD Board of Direc­tors, June 26, 2009