The purpose of the SIT is to provide input on and monitoring of SMART Goals (School Improvement Plan) for continuous improvement based on the District Strategic Goals (Scorecard), data, and feedback provided by the school and district-based teams such as the data teams, the Health and Wellness Committee, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) teams, and the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support teams. Teams will provide voice and an avenue for communication from each building to their school community and the larger district community regarding progress toward our strategic goals and objectives. Teams will also be integral to the participatory governance of the school.


Per the Barrington Public Schools School Improvement Team Policy, each SIT is composed of the building principal and an appropriately balanced number of teachers, education support employees, special educators, family members, and community members.

The Hampden Meadows SIT for 2023-2024 is:

,Mieke Bailey -Chairperson

,Linda Bainer - Community Member

,Rachel Folan - Parent

Bethany Friel - Teacher

Amy Karageorgos - Parent

,Lisa Ridder - Assistant Principal

,Gino Sangiuliano - Principal

Lauren Thompson - Teacher


SIT meetings are scheduled to take place once per month at 6:00 pm.




SMART goals help improve achievement and success.  A SMART goal clarifies exactly what is expected and the measures used to determine if the goal is achieved and successfully completed.

A SMART goal is:

  • Specific (and strategic). SMART goals are linked to position summary, departmental goals/mission, and/or overall school goals and strategic plans.  They answer the questions, "Who?" and "What?"

  • Measurable.  The outcomes of SMART goals can be measured and answer the question, "How?"

  • Attainable/Achievable. SMART goals are realistic and can be achieved in a specific amount of time. They are reasonable.

  • Relevant and realistic.  SMART goals are aligned with current tasks and projects and focus in one defined area. They include the expected result.

  • Timeframe. SMART goals have a clearly defined timeframe including a target or deadline date.

1. Professional Learning Communities and Culture of Collaboration

GOAL 1: Promote a Positive School Culture and Social-Emotional Learning by increasing favorable student and teacher responses in the area of sense of belonging by 3% - 5% on the Panorama Survey.

2. Student Learning Outcomes

GOAL 1: Ensure Success for Every Student - Improve grades 4-5 in Writing in alignment with the Science of Writing. Based upon a beginning-of-the-year writing prompt, the percentage of students scoring proficient on the writing rubric will increase by 3% - 5% or one level in the areas of development and organization by the end of the school year.

GOAL 2: Increase RICAS Math scores from 57% proficient to 67% in grade 4 and from 62.5% to 67% in grade 5. Increase RICAS ELA scores from 57% proficient to 71% in grade 4 and from 58.9% to 71% in grade 5.

3. Sustainability of Excellence

GOAL 1: Promote a Culturally Competent school culture by increasing favorable student and teacher responses, on the Panorama survey, in the area of Cultural Awareness by 3% - 5%.

GOAL 2: Decrease chronic absenteeism to 6%


SIT Smart Goals for 2023-2024

Collaborative Culture

Efficient Systems & Resources

Family & Community Engagement

Social-Emotional Well-Being

Student Success ELA

Student Success Math