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50 First Days

By Steve Williams, Executive Director One of the things I’ve always loved about being a teacher is the beginning of each new school year -- returning to the building to meet students and colleagues, new and old, reorganizing my classroom…

School Theme

“The Time is Always Right to Do What’s Right.”

By Natalie Morgan, WSD Theme Committee Chair As we were searching for a theme for the 2020-21 school year, the world was still in the grip of COVID-19 and issues of equality and social justice were resurfacing across our country.…

PCTV Interviews WSD’s New Executive Director

On July 29, Christine Napier of Park City TV interviewed WSD’s Executive Director, Steve Williams, about his new role and the school’s plan for welcoming students back to school. CHRISTINE NAPIER: ON this Parenting and Education Day, we are checking…

Looking Ahead to Fall 2020

The WSD Board of Directors and Administration have been hard at work ensuring that WSD is ready to start school in Fall 2020 with safety protocols in place and flexibility that meets the needs and circumstances of all students. The…

Spring Arts in the Time of COVID-19

WSD held its 10th Annual Spring Arts Festival Fundraiser on Friday, May 22. Students and staff had been preparing carefully for this event and were excited to enjoy it with parents in a brand new way. On Friday morning, a…

WSD Students Learn Digitally During School “Dismissal”

UPDATE: On Tuesday, April 14, the state announced that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal (or soft closure) through the end of the school year in a continuing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. --- On March…

Shared Vision, Shared Leadership: The WSD Model

Last spring, an article was published in the online educational magazine, Edutopia, that featured Weilenmann School of Discovery’s administrative model. In the article, educational consultant Heather Wolpert-Gawron made the observation that “one of the elements that makes this school different…

Vicky Fitlow

2020 Executive Director Transition Committee

Dear Families, The WSD Board of Directors has asked me to serve as Chair of the Executive Director Transition Committee. In that role, I have gathered administrators, consultants, current and former board members, parents, teachers, and experienced leaders from other…

Cindy Phillips

2020 Executive Director Transition

Dear WSD Families, In January of 2017, after serving for five years as WSD’s Executive Director, I was invited by the WSD Board of Directors to extend my role for three more years. I accepted, and the Board voted unanimously…