August 1, 2016
Dear WOK School Community,
I am extremely honored and excited to join the WOK school community as Principal. I am thankful for the warm welcome I have received and I am impressed with the talented and motivated faculty and staff who are committed to the success of all our students.
Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and dynamic learning environment to develop our scholars socially and academically. In partnership with parents, we will work diligently to ensure each student’s growth. I am dedicated to creating a school culture that promotes student and faculty success for all.
I bring to this work a great passion for students, a deep respect for staff and parents, a love of learning, and a dedication to the growth and development of everyone in our school community. For 9 years I was a public school teacher in Newark and Montclair, primarily teaching middle and high school English. I have also spent the past 7 years as public school principal in Illinois and New Jersey. My background and experience have only deepened my desire to nurture our scholars’ curiosity, intellect, and personal gifts and interests, while building the capacity of our adults in a collaborative fashion.
I look forward to working with all of you to take WOK to the next level. I am confident that with the amazing family of staff, students, and parents we have, though this school year will be one of hard work and persistence, it will also be one of learning, growth, and celebrations!
Joyce M. Caine