We had the pleasure of working with Wendy as the principal of our child’s charter school. Though the school was new with myriad challenges – fundraising, growth, real estate, curriculum, staffing, governance – all of which fell to the principal, Wendy could always be counted on to stay focused on the most important aspect of any school: the students. She always found time and energy to meet with parents, discuss each child, and slow down to observe and assess each student as an individual both in and out of the classroom. Wendy’s breadth of experience and commitment to her students allowed her to see what might or might not work for a particular child and how to address any challenges with practical strategies. The teachers she hired, all of whom embody this same practical flexibility, continue to be some of the best the school has to offer to this day. We feel very lucky to have worked with Wendy, and know that her skills and knowledge will be an asset to any educational institution.