Strategic Plan

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) is a non-profit organization that supports the transformation of public education so that every student is prepared for success.  We are working to ensure Chattanooga is a globally competitive community where all public school students are engaged in rigorous learning that prepares them to pursue their chosen path to success in life.

Our Mission

PEF supports the transformation of public education so that every student is prepared for success.

Our Beliefs

We believe…

  • In the power of public education to transform communities.
  • Every student can succeed, regardless of neighborhood or background.
  • All children need to be safe, nurtured, and supported to succeed.
  • Success comes in many forms – learners have unique needs, talents, and aspirations.
  • Equity is about fairness, opportunities, and inclusion, and is possible when practiced every day, at every level.
  • All public schools must have highly effective teachers and leaders who, in turn, have excellent ongoing training and support.
  • Creating and sustaining high-performing public schools demands the support of an entire community.

Our Goals

  1. Successful Students:  PEF creates and implements programs that provide equitable and accessible opportunities that empower public school students to choose their pathway to success in college, career, and life.
  2. Great Teachers:  PEF attracts talent into the teaching profession and cultivates great teachers who passionately and consistently propel students toward a successful future.
  3. Great School Leaders:  PEF collaborates with partners to develop effective public school leaders who create learning environments that inspire exploration, discovery, and wonder and yield exceptional levels of student learning.
  4. Innovative Teachers, Students, Schools, and Communities:  PEF attracts, develops, and incubates innovations that increase student engagement and learning and improve public education.
  5. Effective and Sustainable Organization:  PEF is a vibrant and sustainable organization.

Download the PEF Strategic Plan