Office of the Superintendent

Office of the Superintendent

Meet Dr. William Stropkaj, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Stropkaj Dr. Stropkaj is entering his ninth school year as Superintendent. Since joining Keystone Oaks, he has overseen the creation of two Strategic Plans, including the most recent plan that will guide the District from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2026

Since 2012, Dr. Stropkaj has overseen the implementation of new Elementary English/Language Arts, Mathematics and Science curriculum, the implementation of new Middle School English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies curriculum, new High School English/language Arts and Biology curriculum, and the addition of several new courses including twelve Advanced Placement courses.

Additionally, he oversaw the implementation of Full-day Kindergarten and the creation of the Elementary STEAM program, the instrumental strings program, and the implementation of intervention blocks at the elementary schools.

Dr. Stropkaj has expanded the capacity of the administrative team by hiring a technology director; director of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and staff development; a director of special education; a director of pupil personnel; a director of buildings, grounds and transportation; a coordinator of communications and public relations; and by bringing the food service department in-house, hiring a director to oversee these operations. In addition, his latest hire has included the hiring of a director of finances and human resources. He has also improved the district’s technology program by hiring a systems administrator, two technology integration specialists, and a computer support specialist. 

Under Dr. Stropkaj’s leadership, the District has also increased the number of school counselors, mental health therapists and nurses available to support students. These were vital positions that Dr. Stropkaj supported to address the social and emotional needs of very student in the District, which has been a top priority of his. 

Beginning with the 2020/2021 school year, Dr. Stropkaj will be overseeing the second Strategic Plan since 2012. The focus of the Strategic Plan is on the District’s greatest asset, the students. The goal of the next six years is to transform the District by providing an education to every student that is personalized, competency-based, and provides opportunities for students to grow through real experiences that will allow every student to be a well-balanced person; a self-directed, life-long learner; a caring, compassionate person; a civic-minded person; a responsible global citizen; a quality producer and resource manager; and a culturally aware person. 

Dr. Stropkaj’s focus is on transforming the educational environment throughout the District from one of an Industrial-Age by moving the learning and the teaching from the routine, standardized methods to a shift towards a whole-child approach, recognizing the uniqueness of each student. This requires the creation of a supportive and adaptive learning environment that values the social and emotional growth of each student along with each student’s academic growth. 

This new movement could not have been realized without the countless hours of research, deliberation, and discourse with administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members. The Teacher Leadership Academy, which was created by Dr. Stropkaj and comprised of teacher leaders throughout the District, K-12, was instrumental in the development of the philosophical aspects of teaching and learning which are found in the new Strategic Plan. Our focus now is on empowering students, teachers, and administrators to construct meaning from experiences, to generate and pursue personal goals, to create a mindset of thinking about thinking, and to engage in social interactions that require diverse means of communication with each other. Our mission is to have excellence in engaging, empowering, and enriching today for tomorrow’s expectations.
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