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Janice Carter

"Faith and learning are seamlessly integrated in just about every conversation outside of the classroom, intentionally cultivated in the classrooms, and further supported in chapel, on and off the field , court and stage. It is who we are!"

 

Janice and Family
Janice with her family!

Position: NILD Program Director and EXCEL Department Chair

College & Degree: Vassar College BA in Developmental Psych; Columbia International University, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with emphasis on Special Education

Certification & Licensure Area: National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET): International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and Center for Structured Literacy Instruction Certified Dyslexia Therapist; Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment(FIE) Certified Mediator

Mrs. Janice Carter has been married to Leon Carter for 35.5 years. Together, they have two grown sons, our oldest, Jared, in business management in Columbus Ohio, and our youngest, Zachary, an engineer in Orlando, Florida. Janice and her husband are active members and servant leaders at Transformation Church, and on mission with the Lord - as they believe all of life is worship.

What do you love most about WCCS?

I love that we are not mandated to provide support services for exceptional students but rather we see every student as image bearers of God and desire to meet the varying needs of students that are within the realm f our capabilities. There are families that have children who may need our unique service and another who might not but want a Kingdom education for all of their children. We are able to provide that for the families who so desire.

Why do you love teaching or working at WCCS?

I believe my being here was a divine appointment. A story to tell!

What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.

Transforming : In my 13 years I have witnessed much change, striving to better represent Christ with every decision.

How do you believe WCCS prepares students for success in college and beyond?

Students are taught to think critically and objectively through the lens of scripture and to articulate and defend their positions as world changers for Christ.

How is faith and learning integrated at WCCS?

Faith and learning are seamlessly integrated in just about every conversation outside of the classroom, intentionally cultivated in the classrooms, and further supported in chapel, on and off the field , court and stage. It is who we are!

As a teacher, what is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students? For staff, how do you believe God has uniquely equipped you for your position here at WCCS?

My passion for the advocacy of our uncommonly gifted students making sure they have a level playing field on which to learn and grow.

What sets WCCS students apart from other students?

The compassion of the students with whom I work closely and their DESIRE to impact our world in our local community and abroad making a difference for eternity.

Share a moment from your time here at WCCS that stands out as something you never want to forget.

Early on, I maintained two offices, one on each campus. Because my office on the lower campus was somewhat secluded, and I was only there 2 days a week, I did not decorate for Christmas. About 5 years ago one of my students and their mom got access to my office on the lower campus and decorated it for me. That was and is the most personal and heartwarming thing anyone has ever done for me at WCCS.