Expert Staff

Leadership

In keeping with our collaborative approach, whenever possible, school-wide decisions are made based on input from all members of the professional team. On a weekly basis, there are several layers of dialogue involved in the numerous and varied collaborative meetings established to ensure student and staff success. As a result, school policies are supported, morale is high, and consistency is enhanced.As experienced educators, Excelsior leaders are directly involved in student programs in a variety of ways. Leaders train and mentor all staff members throughout the school year to assist in assessment, lesson planning, IEP writing, problem solving, behavioral monitoring, curriculum adaptation, delivery of instruction and the like.  Excelsior leaders also work daily with students to monitor progress and provide support. Through their work with students and staff members, EA leaders demonstrate a solid understanding of each student’s strengths, needs and accomplishments.The staff and students of Excelsior Academy are further supported by the School Improvement Council (SIC), a small group comprised of representatives from all segments of the school, including the student body.  The SIC meets weekly, or more often when needed, to review school policies and to plan professional development activities.  The existence of this group provides an additional outlet for staff and students to problem-solve and to express their ideas for school improvement..The Excelsior leadership is proud to be part of a team of professionals whose student-centered focus produces such outstanding results.  Excelsior Academy is truly a special place to work and learn.

In keeping with our collaborative approach, whenever possible, school-wide decisions are made based on input from all members of the professional team. On a weekly basis, there are several layers of dialogue involved in the numerous and varied collaborative meetings established to ensure student and staff success. As a result, school policies are supported, morale is high, and consistency is enhanced.As experienced educators, Excelsior leaders are directly involved in student programs in a variety of ways. Leaders train and mentor all staff members throughout the school year to assist in assessment, lesson planning, IEP writing, problem solving, behavioral monitoring, curriculum adaptation, delivery of instruction and the like.  Excelsior leaders also work daily with students to monitor progress and provide support. Through their work with students and staff members, EA leaders demonstrate a solid understanding of each student’s strengths, needs and accomplishments.The staff and students of Excelsior Academy are further supported by the School Improvement Council (SIC), a small group comprised of representatives from all segments of the school, including the student body.  The SIC meets weekly, or more often when needed, to review school policies and to plan professional development activities.  The existence of this group provides an additional outlet for staff and students to problem-solve and to express their ideas for school improvement..The Excelsior leadership is proud to be part of a team of professionals whose student-centered focus produces such outstanding results.  Excelsior Academy is truly a special place to work and learn.

Nance Maguire, Ed.D.Executive Director

In keeping with our collaborative approach, whenever possible, school-wide decisions are made based on input from all members of the professional team. On a weekly basis, there are several layers of dialogue involved in the numerous and varied collaborative meetings established to ensure student and staff success. As a result, school policies are supported, morale is high, and consistency is enhanced.As experienced educators, Excelsior leaders are directly involved in student programs in a variety of ways. Leaders train and mentor all staff members throughout the school year to assist in assessment, lesson planning, IEP writing, problem solving, behavioral monitoring, curriculum adaptation, delivery of instruction and the like.  Excelsior leaders also work daily with students to monitor progress and provide support. Through their work with students and staff members, EA leaders demonstrate a solid understanding of each student’s strengths, needs and accomplishments.The staff and students of Excelsior Academy are further supported by the School Improvement Council (SIC), a small group comprised of representatives from all segments of the school, including the student body.  The SIC meets weekly, or more often when needed, to review school policies and to plan professional development activities.  The existence of this group provides an additional outlet for staff and students to problem-solve and to express their ideas for school improvement..The Excelsior leadership is proud to be part of a team of professionals whose student-centered focus produces such outstanding results.  Excelsior Academy is truly a special place to work and learn.

Shirley Willadsen, Ed.SDirector of Educational Operations

In keeping with our collaborative approach, whenever possible, school-wide decisions are made based on input from all members of the professional team. On a weekly basis, there are several layers of dialogue involved in the numerous and varied collaborative meetings established to ensure student and staff success. As a result, school policies are supported, morale is high, and consistency is enhanced.As experienced educators, Excelsior leaders are directly involved in student programs in a variety of ways. Leaders train and mentor all staff members throughout the school year to assist in assessment, lesson planning, IEP writing, problem solving, behavioral monitoring, curriculum adaptation, delivery of instruction and the like.  Excelsior leaders also work daily with students to monitor progress and provide support. Through their work with students and staff members, EA leaders demonstrate a solid understanding of each student’s strengths, needs and accomplishments.The staff and students of Excelsior Academy are further supported by the School Improvement Council (SIC), a small group comprised of representatives from all segments of the school, including the student body.  The SIC meets weekly, or more often when needed, to review school policies and to plan professional development activities.  The existence of this group provides an additional outlet for staff and students to problem-solve and to express their ideas for school improvement..The Excelsior leadership is proud to be part of a team of professionals whose student-centered focus produces such outstanding results.  Excelsior Academy is truly a special place to work and learn.