Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Katherine Kelly. She has worked in both public and private Christian school settings and has a history of serving on an accreditation team for a school working through the accreditation process with the Association of Christian Schools International. Katherine has served in a professional development leadership capacity for a team of teachers in the past and is currently working on her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She is highly motivated and has felt led by God to join our team. Katherine has a great heart for the students at Compass Rose.
We are also excited to announce after years of consideration and a focused year of strategic planning with our senior leaders, board members, and an education committee, we have decided to move to a private school model. While our current school has served our students very well, we look forward to the new arrangement which will allow even greater integration of our clinical, residential, and academic services.
We have been working with our partners at MSD of Wabash County to develop a transition plan to a new private school model. This new academic program will continue to utilize an online component as well as new innovative and rigorous academic offerings for our students. These components may include but are not limited to Project-Based Learning, STEAM courses, outdoor education, Service-Based Learning and vocational opportunities for students. Katherine will work to transition our program to a private school model with an official launch date in August of 2019 at the start of the next school year.