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 9,200 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



Video Updates

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60 Seconds in Wayne-Westland with John Dignan, Ed.D


  • Wayne-Westland Children's Theater - Annie
  • National History Day Competition
  • High School Unified Sports
  • William D Ford Career Tech Center : Open House - February 7, 2023 from 6-8pm
  • Kindergarten Kickstart : March 9, 2023


60 Seconds in Wayne-Westland with John Dignan, Ed.D - District (K-12) Updates


  • Elementary Smaller Class Sizes
  • iPad Deployment (K-4)
  • Girls in Engineering Academy
  • Middle School Community Service Projects
  • High School Unified Sports Program



Superintendent's Cabinet

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



District News

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BUSting with Learning

Wayne-Westland Community Schools is loading up the buses with books, school supplies, games and much more. Throughout the summer, kindergarten through 8th grade students can visit the bus for FREE hands-on activities from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and cool stuff at each stop. Check out the schedule here:  For additional inquiries, please contact the activities coordinator Brynn Majewski at

Dear Wayne-Westland Community Schools Families,

With only a few days of school left and the hot sun in full force, everyone has summer fever. End-of-the-year celebrations and events have made for a festive time. We have been saying goodbye to a full and memorable year while saying hello to what’s to come next. That said, we're grateful for an incredible year


Register Now for WWCS Summer Programs!

Are you looking for enrichment and academic support for your children this summer? Wayne-Westland Community Schools is proud to partner with several community organizations to provide a variety of exciting summer programs for our students. 

See our Summer Programs page and register now.