Dear Students, Parents, Prospective Parents, Staff and Community Friends,
Welcome back to the 2016-2017 academic school year! I hope you enjoyed a restful and rejuvenating summer with an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends as well as pursue some personal projects and interests. It is a privilege and honor to introduce myself as one of the newest members to join the Innovations Academy Community as your new Principal.
I bring with me 11 years of experience as a servant leader/school administrator (principal and assistant principal in grades K-12) and more than 15 years as a registered and licensed occupational therapist with school based experience in grades K-12. I have been responsible for developing and organizing teams to look at school philosophy, goals, objectives, learning experiences, instructional resources and assessments that comprise a specific educational program. I have also arranged articulation of what students should know and be able to do and supported teachers in knowing how to achieve those goals. My main goal at Innovations Academy is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment conducive to teaching and learning.
Innovations Academy has dedicated and passionate staff members, supportive parents and creative and energetic students. As a highly-qualified educational community, we strive to maximize student achievement through challenging students and meeting their academic, physical and social-emotional needs. Together with staff, parents and community friends, we can strengthen Innovations Academy’s reputation as a unique, rigorous and truly magical learning environment.
Parents and community friends, we welcome your input, feedback and patience as we add to the ground work that has already been laid and while at the same time introducing new ideas, creative practices and best practices to serve our students.
I look forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our students and working with our professional staff and you, our parents and community friends. The best way to learn more about us is to click around our website. If you are considering becoming part of Innovations Academy, please don’t hesitate to call with your questions or to set up a tour.
Joyce L. Nelson, Ed.D, MHS, OTR/L