My Teacher: A Poem

My Teacher: A Poem

  By Beckett Age 6, First Grade Awesome teacher Teachers teach Caring Loving Helping me learn Hoping I feel happy Can I learn? Yes!

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Thanks to All Who Attended the West Wind Open House

Thanks to All Who Attended the West Wind Open House

The West Wind Open House was a success! We enjoyed catching up with long-time friends, colleagues, family, and connecting with new faces. We especially appreciate the Dream Divas who rocked Eastdale Plaza! If you’re less familiar with the Dream Divas, this is a team of young ladies, ages 4-23, who…

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West Wind Open House March 2nd, Join Us!

West Wind Open House March 2nd, Join Us!

The annual Open House for West Wind Education Policy Inc. is March 2nd from 4-6 p.m. We look forward to your visit and are excited to announce the Dream Divas dance team, sponsored by the Dream Center, will entertain with a short performance around 5 o’clock. Come enjoy light refreshments, great…

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Black History Month Events in Iowa City

Black History Month Events in Iowa City

I recently heard yet another story of black youth who feel left out of their school community year round, but who feel it especially strongly during Black History Month, which has gone mostly unrecognized at their school.  I hope that voices of these youth will spark a review of curricular offerings, celebrations,…

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Why Personalized Learning?  A Parent’s Perspective

Why Personalized Learning? A Parent’s Perspective

This is the first in a series of blogs to explore personalized learning.  In the first installment, I share my own journey as a parent to understand why personalized learning should be a goal of PK-12 systems and how I came to believe that.  The “evidence” for my parental belief…

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