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From the Executive Director

Welcome From our Executive Director Dr. Shawna Draxton 
Thank you for joining the WISH family! Being able to put our shared values into action is an incredible gift and I am thrilled that we get the opportunity to build these amazing schools together! Thank you for trusting us with your children, they are extraordinary young people!  Each day our faculty and staff work to ensure that every child and adolescent that we serve receives meaningful and engaging instruction within an atmosphere of caring and belonging. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide a whole scholar approach to each person committing to STEM, music, art, PE, and technology for all students along with rigorous core academic subjects and explicit instruction and support for social-emotional development. Our six tenets which include strong parent partnerships, differentiated instruction, positive behavior support, research-based best practices through university partnerships, co-teaching, and a commitment to all students shine throughout the WISH community!
 
Thank you for building schools for all young people that represent the values we share and want to instill in our children. One day they will become leaders of our communities and they will create community spaces and workplaces for all kinds of people. What we do today significantly impacts the young people we are raising and it is clear that the experiences they have in the classrooms each day are having a positive impact on each of them. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve alongside the WISH faculty and staff, parents, Board of Directors, and community members.
 
Warmly,
Dr. Draxton