Charles Wright Academy proudly announces that Robin Wheeler will join the staff as the Lower School Director on July 1, 2021. 

Ms. Wheeler has held a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles, including positions at The Overlake School (Redmond, WA), Eastside Preparatory School (Kirkland, WA), and most recently at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador, where she served as Middle School Principal and Early School Associate Principal. Ms. Wheeler has experience teaching students from kindergarten through 12th grade. 

“Robin was a standout candidate for the role of Lower School Director due to the combination of her direct experience in classrooms, dedicated support for teachers, and ability to build strong relationships with families. Her commitment to instilling in students a passion for lifelong learning, while creating a positive and encouraging environment, aligns perfectly with CWA’s mission,” stated Susan Rice, CWA Head of School.

“I am so excited to be joining Charles Wright Academy! I believe that it is so important to educate the whole child and that ensuring they have confidence in themselves is as important as academics. Providing learning opportunities experientially through place-based learning and play helps children make connections to the world around them,” noted Ms. Wheeler.  “On my recent visit, I was so impressed with the students and the dedicated faculty and staff. I am looking forward to being a part of this warm community!”

Ms. Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Emporia State University and a Master of Education in K-12 Administration from Michigan State University.