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Age 3 through 8th grade

SUPPORTING THE WHOLE CHILD

Established in 2016, the Center for Wellness, Innovation and Learning (CWIL™, pronounced "Quill") at The Independence School supports the needs of the whole child. CWIL’s team approach addresses not only academic progress, but also motor, language, cognitive, emotional and physical development, as well as health. This allows Independence to provide a program that holds the full interests of the students at heart, both in and out of the classroom.

Parent education, research and best practices form the foundation of the center’s work. CWIL’s mission is to ensure that Independence students truly develop into independent, intellectually curious individuals.


AREAS OF FOCUS

HAPPENINGS

NEWS

UPCOMING PARENT EDUCATION EVENTS

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
CWIL presents Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER from the makers of Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age.

This film is about helping young people thrive in our screen- and stress-filled world.  The film is appropriate for students in 7th grade and above.  All parents are welcome. Please register to attend.
 

 

RESOURCES

INDY INSIGHTS BLOG

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Making Math Real
Mrs. Bernadette Gilmore

There is a difference between learning and learning with understanding, especially when it comes to math. If math understanding is limited in scope to a certain circumstance and cannot be applied or utilized outside of that, then it has little merit.

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meet our team

VICTORIA C. YATZUS
Head of School

M.Ed., University of Delaware


BERNADETTE GILMORE
Director of Academic Innovation

M.Ed., University of Delaware


DR. DAHRA JACKSON WILLIAMS
Consulting Psychologist

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Miami


ILLENE COURTRIGHT,
CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Language Specialist

M.A., University of Iowa


LINZA GODFREY
School Nurse

R.N., B.S.N., University of Delaware


VITA BIDDLE
Learning Specialist &
LeApps™ Instructor


M.Ed., Wilmington University