Natick Celebrates A Successful Partnership With Woodrow Wilson Academy

Natick teachers participated in The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning as Summer Design Fellows. The Wilson Academy This program is designed to prepare outstanding individuals for successful careers as educators, while also serving as an innovative education lab, examining what works in teacher and school leadership education. The Summer Design Fellows program works towards teacher and leader preparation for the 21st century, focusing on outcomes and content mastery.

Natick is one of five district partners in this program and works to help provide a real-world perspective on the demands in today’s classrooms. The goal of this partnership is to help the Woodrow Wilson Academy understand the challenges, identify opportunities, and refine instruction for its teacher candidates while offering rich clinical experiences.

In addition to offering valuable input in program development, Natick Summer Design Fellows also participated in game design and design thinking to address and help train for the needs of early career teachers.

Woodrow WIlson Summer Fellows 2016
Pictured (the statewide team, including Natick teachers: Andy Hollins (NHS, front left), Nandini Alagappin (KMS, blue shirt behind Andy), Stacy Gauthier (KMS, behind Nandini), and Alyce Burnell (NHS, next to Stacy on the right)

We are thrilled to be a partner with To learn more about the Woodrow Wilson Academy, we encourage you to read their full release on their district partnerships.