A People-Based Design Process
To create the new schedule, the School formed a Scheduling Task Force with 14 faculty members. They partnered with Leadership + Design,
a leading educational consultant that helps schools turn big ideas into action and programs. From the outset, L+D and Episcopal focused on the needs of the institution but also on the needs of the people — students and faculty — at the heart of our program and potential. Over 18 months, the task force developed a thoughtful and thorough process to create a schedule unique to our School. This process included shadowing students and collecting faculty “journey maps” outlining their day. With this and other data, the group developed core design principles to guide its work as it evaluated peer-school schedules and prototyped drafts. The task force presented a prototype to faculty, staff, and students for feedback before rolling out the new schedule.