Superintendent John Dignan

Great Futures Start Right Here in Wayne-Westland Community Schools!

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our district. Wayne-Westland Community Schools 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.

We are proud to provide the best educational opportunities for our 9,400 students from Westland, Wayne, Canton, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, and Romulus.  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.

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

Once again, thank you for visiting our website to learn more about Wayne-Westland Community Schools. We are very proud that Great Futures Start Right Here!

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


John Dignan, Ed.D.


It's Always a Great Day to be in Wayne-Westland




Strategic Plan

Strategic planning determines what an organization wants to be at a point in the future and how it will get there. An effective strategic planning process results in stakeholders focusing on priorities that will meet the mission of a quality educational program for all students. 

This strategic plan is a living document. It will serve as a ‘road map’ to future planning, resource allocation, staff development, and decision-making over the next several years.

Google DocWayne-Westland Community Schools 2022-2027 Strategic Plan 
PDF DocumentWayne-Westland Community Schools Organization Chart 
External LinkChain of Command Process
External LinkWayne County RESA
External LinkMichigan Department of Education





Superintendent's Cabinet

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



Wayne-Westland Community Schools Budget Reduction Survey Reminder and Community Engagement Meetings

Community feedback is vital as we formulate a comprehensive plan to restore our district's financial health and secure long-term sustainability.

We invite you to complete this survey by July 19, 2024 and attend one of our community engagement meetings on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024, from 5-7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024, from 5-7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 1-3:00 p.m.

All meetings will be held at the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, 36455 Marquette, Westland. Please RSVP here so we can plan accordingly.

Each meeting will feature a brief presentation, an opportunity to provide input and ideas, and a Q&A session. For those unable to attend, we will post the presentation on the district website along with a link to the survey.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dear Wayne-Westland Families,

Following a closed session last evening, the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education voted to place Superintendent John Dignan on administrative leave pending the outcome of further discussions. 

The Board has named Ms. Jennifer Curry, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, as the Acting Superintendent. The District’s leadership team will continue to work with the faculty and staff to ensure the positive completion of the school year for all our students, while remaining focused on the strategic priorities of our school district. 


Bradley Gray
Board President

Dear Wayne-Westland Community Schools Students, Families, and Staff,

Congratulations to all graduates from the Class of 2024! As you embark on your next educational journey, remember that each day presents an opportunity to make choices. Choose honesty, happiness, and strive to be the best version of yourself. Your actions can inspire those around you to also be their best selves.