Strategic Plan

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Strategic Planning Process 2021-22

What is Strategic Planning?
Strategic planning is a process to create a multi-year vision for Bishop Blanchet High School so that we can align our people and resources to make significant gains in all areas of our program. The Strategic Plan will anticipate changes coming at us in areas like the economy, technology and modern culture to capitalize on opportunities and deal with challenges in a
proactive, rather than reactive way. Bishop Blanchet formulated its last Strategic Plan in 2013-14, and it has driven the school’s academic, extra-curricular and physical plant development over the last seven years.

Why is Strategic Planning important?
First and foremost, strategic planning is a way for our community
to assess our situation, listen to one another, and discern where the Holy Spirit may be calling us to deeper partnership and service of Jesus and his children. In addition, just as good business planning attracts investors and customers, sound strategic planning will attract benefactors who want to invest in a well-run school, the best faculty and leadership available, and families who are looking for a stable, faith-based environment of excellence.

How will the planning process work?
A Steering Committee appointed by the Board of Directors began
working in September and will present a plan to the Board by the end of the school year. The Steering Committee’s process includes:
  • A SWOT analysis (Strengths, weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) conducted with key leaders in September
  • A survey sent to the entire school community, including parents, alumni, alumni parents, employees and other friends of the school
  • A Visioning Meeting to which all Blanchet parents, alumni, alumni parents, employees and other friends of the school are invited, on November 17, 2021
  • Topic Teams which will delve into key strategic areas during January to March 2022 and recommend high level goals to be included in the Strategic plan
Using these avenues, the Steering Committee will involve hundreds of people who care about Bishop Blanchet in shaping its future. They will compile all the input and distill it down to a few high-level strategic goals and craft them into a plan subject to final approval by the Board.

How you can become more involved:
If you would like to be considered for one of the Topic Teams working this spring, please come to the Visioning Meeting on November 17. At that meeting you will have an opportunity to complete a form indicating your areas of interest. While the Topic Teams will be small and we can’t guarantee everyone a spot, we’ll do our best to involve you in the process.

Who can I contact if I want more information or want to give additional input?
You can contact Bishop Blanchet President, Tony DeSapio ( or the Steering Committee (c/o Steering Committee members are listed below.

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  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee

    Sandra Zinsmeyer, Committee Chair
    BBHS Board of Directors
    BBHS Parent '21, '22, '24

    Nancy Belcher
    BBHS Board of Directors
    BBHS Parent '10, '12, '15, '25

    Tony DeSapio
    BBHS President

    Justyna King
    Assistant Superintendent, Office for Catholic Schools

    Shannon Langer 
    BBHS Alumni '90
    BBHS Parent '21, '23

    Christian Paige
    BBHS Board of Directors

    Heidi Pouley
    BBHS Theology Department Co-Chair

    Sam Procopio
    BBHS Alumni '00
    BBHS Principal

    Jeff Roe
    BBHS Parent '17, '20

    Rahel Schwartz
    BBHS Board of Directors
    BBHS Parent '22

    Janah Valenzuela Cardin
    BBHS Director of International Student Services

    Brian Vath
    BBHS Parent '24, '25

Bishop Blanchet High School

8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-527-7711
Fax: 206-527-7712
Attendance: 206-985-3750
Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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