DR. LISA BANICKY
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
VIRGINIA BEACH CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (VA)

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Lisa Banicky, Ph.D., is the Director of Innovation and Strategic Planning for Virginia Beach City Public Schools in the department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability. Under the direction of the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, she is responsible for providing leadership and support to the design, implementation, and overall coordination of all aspects of the school division’s strategic framework, Compass to 2020. In her work, she collaborates with the school division’s leadership team to foster a divisionwide culture that supports strategies and initiatives designed to positively impact organizational change. She is also responsible for evaluating innovative strategies and solutions that help drive continuous improvement across the school division based on identified and projected needs. With over 20 years of service in education, Dr. Banicky draws on her prior experience as an educational researcher and policy analyst to anticipate and address intended and unintended consequences of change efforts. Her experience includes work at the state and local level. Her passion is to ignite and nurture the natural curiosity within every learner.