Our Leadership

Welcome to Wayne-Westland Community Schools!

Great Futures Start Right Here, because at Wayne-Westland Community Schools, we promote high expectations for success while providing students with a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills and core values they need to succeed in a global marketplace.

We recognize students are successful when they have highly qualified educators in front of them and strong parental support besides them. The partnership among students, parents, and WWCS cannot be understated.

Our highly qualified, award-winning and dedicated staff, in cooperation with our businesses and community organizations, helps to assure every student in WWCS receives a high-quality education and jump-start on career and college readiness. 

Wayne-Westland Community Schools is proud to provide the best educational opportunities for our 9,200 students from Westland, Wayne, Canton, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, and Romulus. The Wayne-Westland Community Schools has an early childhood center that serves children from birth to age five, ten elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8), two high schools (9-12), an online virtual learning program (K-12), an innovative academy (9-12), and an ultra-modern facility for career-technical training.

The District promotes high expectations for success and provides students with a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. Wayne-Westland students develop the character, confidence, and values needed to become productive citizens in a global marketplace.

Extraordinary results occur when schools and communities work together. Wayne-Westland assures every student a high-quality education, and a jump-start on career and college futures.

The District offers a Young 5s program for kindergarten eligible students. Talented and Gifted programs (TAG) for K-5 grade students focuses on project-based learning. Advanced classes are available for 6-12 grade students. Our middle school students can earn high school credits and our high school students can choose both advanced placement classes and earn direct college credit for free.

We also have a virtual K-12 school called Wayne-Westland Virtual Academy which offers a flexible schedule for students to complete their courses online with Wayne-Westland teachers.

Our award-winning Career-Technical Center offers 19 programs to high school students including Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighting, Health Occupations, Robotics, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, and Alternative Energies.

In recent years, the district has implemented and expanded many programs. These programs include classroom technology, world language classes beginning at the elementary level, life skills curriculum which teaches character development, gifted and talented classrooms, and before and after school programs. 

Transportation services are provided to approximately 8,300 students in the district each day. Elementary students who reside over one mile from school and secondary students who reside over one and one-half miles from school are eligible for transportation services. The district enjoys an exceptional State Police Bus Inspection Report for its fleet.

WWCS has free sports programs, state-of-the-art sports complexes, and several district sports titles.

Fine arts classes include band, choir, orchestra, drama and visual arts. Our high school marching bands have won many first-place awards and many of our choir and instrumental music students qualify for State Solo and Ensemble. 

Wayne-Westland Community Schools mission statement:

"Wayne-Westland Community Schools, in cooperation with parents and COMMUNITY, will educate and prepare all of our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, contributing members of a global society."

The district is staffed by 1,782 teachers, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians, and administrators, as well as employees in the areas of maintenance, transportation, and food services.

We hope you use this website to get to know a little bit more about Wayne-Westland Community Schools. We are very proud that Great Futures Start Right Here!

For more information, please call (734) 419-2000.

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John Dignan Ed.D.
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Jennifer Curry
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
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Chanda Cleaves
Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance
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Alex Ofili, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
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Scott Tocco
Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services and Operations
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Cheryl Watson
Administrative Assistant
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April Ostrander
Administrative Assistant for the Board of Education