At Whitfield, we recognize that success is the product of both academic skills and social-emotional skills, the former often dependent in some degree upon the latter. Through a web of academic and non-cognitive resources, students graduate both academically prepared as well as emotionally prepared for college and beyond.
Neuroscience & Self focuses on developing the abilities necessary for recognizing and regulating one’s emotions, cognitions, and behaviors. Skills explored include: adolescent brain development and executive function, emotional agility, self-management, and problem solving.
Computer Science & Society focuses on the role today’s culture plays in building tomorrow’s tools and communities. Units emphasize social identities, dialogue, coding, privacy, data structures, and implicit bias.
Physiological Awareness focuses on topics and trends related to physical development and well-being. Units emphasize nutrition, CPR, healthy relationships, and addiction.
"I help students cultivate emotional intelligence and develop an authentic sense of self. We use human strengths of character as a common language to help guide discussions and activities related to personal values, goal-setting, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. We want to provide every Whitfield student with ongoing opportunities to discover who they are and what they want to contribute to their group, their community, and the world."
"My goal is to help students understand their cognitive and personal strengths while also working to identify resources that allow them to maximize their learning. Learning takes self-regulation, self-advocacy, self-reflection and humility. All of us at Whitfield are here to support the journey!"
"I support students in building self-awareness around their own identities and values and how these impact their experiences in the world. I strive to help students be better prepared to understand, appreciate, and respect other identities, values, and perspectives and communicate and collaborate across differences."
"Whitfield students have an incredible set of resources and skill-building opportunities at their fingertips, from professional software suites and 3D printers to graphic design projects and coding classes. Our most important assets, though, are the relationships we build; it's my job to help our students and teachers make the connection between skills, resources, and the people we interact with while using both."