Dear ,

It is my pleasure to invite you to join us as part of our district-wide Strategic Design Process for Tecumseh Public Schools! You have been selected to participate in this transformational work based on your commitment as a parent, staff member, community member and/or business partner in transforming our schools from an outdated, Industrial Age structure to a system that supports and develops high achieving, intrinsically motivated learners. Your expertise, experience and leadership in our community is essential to the progression of this work. Your future-focused mindset is necessary to help TPS build a bridge from the system we have today to the personalization and customization of educational opportunities for ALL learners.

Tecumseh Schools is embarking on a journey aimed at developing empowered learners who are motivated by learning and achieve at high rates. The current system oftentimes hinders the educational process for many students and educators. As a learning community, we will be taking a closer look at our values and beliefs related to education, and identify learner exit outcomes---what do we want our graduates to look like when they leave Tecumseh High School?

Please click on this link to access additional information regarding the Strategic Design ProcessWe are so fortunate to have Mr. Chuck Schwahn, author of Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning as the Lead Facilitator for the Strategic Design Process. At the end of this process, we will have a strategic design that will serve as a path to the future for our students.

Our Strategic Design Process will take place on the following dates:

Thursday, August 18th:  5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Dinner will be provided)
Friday, August 19th:       8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Light Breakfast/Lunch/Snack will be provided)
Saturday, August 20th:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Light Breakfast will be provided)

**All sessions will take place at the Tecumseh High School Cafetorium

As a superintendent, I recognize that I am asking you to make a  significant commitment. I also recognize that this is transformational work that requires the input from a variety of stakeholders who are invested in the future of education for our students. Our students are counting on us!

This is an exciting time for Tecumseh Public Schools! With your help and support, we know that we are embarking on an educational journey that will transform the lives of our students for years to come. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to our district and look forward to seeing you on August 18th!

For answers to any of your questions and to RSVP for the Strategic Design Process, please contact Teri Hoeft by calling the Board Office at 517.424.7318 or via email at If you know of others who share your passion for education and would be interested in being part of this Strategic Design Process, please let us know!

Superintendent, Tecumseh Public Schools