WES offers a strong student support system that addresses the whole child, ensuring that each child experiences achievement and success as students of our school. We recognize the importance of nurturing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development of the children as well as their intellectual growth. Our teachers and faculty assess each child's current needs and employ techniques and use the resources best-suited to inspire them; we are committed to helping each child develop his or her fullest potential.
The Chaplain leads the weekly Chapel services and teaches religion to all students. In addition, the Chaplain is available for pastoral counseling to any student, family, or staff member desiring it.
The role of the Counselor is to offer support to students, families, teachers, and staff to help facilitate a successful academic year. The Counselor works with a multidisciplinary team to provide students with support for social, emotional, and behavioral issues to maximize their academic achievement and personal growth and development.
Elementary and Middle School Dean of Student Programs
The Elementary and Middle School Dean of Student Programs oversees and supports the school's implementation of Responsive Classroom® and Developmental Design®, builds community across grades, co-leads the Community Service Program, and leads the Middle School Student Government Association.
To ensure that all students benefit fully from the school's enriched curriculum, the Learning Specialist works with teachers, staff, and families to support students with learning differences. The Learning Specialist works with families, as needed, to coordinate and monitor academic accommodation plans for students whose families have submitted testing reports and meet regularly with Division Heads, School Counselor, and teachers.
The Math Specialist serves as a resource for classroom teachers and as a third math teacher for Grades 2, 4, 5, and 6. This allows for smaller group instruction and differentiate math instruction. Classes are made for enrichment, remediation, and to more comprehensively know the students in the grade.
The Nurse is responsible for promoting good health throughout the school so that students may be successful learners. In addition to administering first aid to the minor scrapes, bumps, and aches of WES students, the Nurse teaches Middle School Health class, performs vision and hearing assessments, and dispenses all medication to students.
The Resource Teacher provides small group instruction in language arts to students in Grades 2, 3, and 4 following the regular class curriculum while having the flexibility to employ suitable remedial programs. This allows daily support for those students facing challenges in a subject area or those who would benefit from a smaller learning environment.