Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Waverly High School! My name is Dr. Megan Myers and I am excited to enter my fourth year as building principal--maybe this one will be normal! I come to you with 10 years of experience in the classroom teaching a variety of science courses, and 7 years of administrative experience as a Dean of Students for 3 years, the Assistant Principal of WHS for 1 year, and the Principal of WHS for the past 3 years. Educationally, I have a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology, a Master's degree in Biology, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. If you are just joining us or considering the idea, I will tell you that Waverly High School is a special place. We take great pride in being a close knit school and community with the advantages and opportunities of being near a larger city. At WHS, our students have many opportunities to be involved, connect to their school, and build relationships with staff and peers in a safe, supportive, and positive environment.
Each year, Waverly High School chooses a theme to help guide the mindsets of staff, students, and our community. Our focus last year, #VikingFamily, was really about rebuilding our sense of community and culture within the building. We were able to bring in some fun activities for both students and staff that made things feel a little more “normal” and exciting to be a part of. We hope to continue adding more this year to keep the momentum going.
The theme for the 2022-23 school year will be “Together WE Can!” This theme will serve multiple purposes for us this year, building on what we were able to accomplish last year. For starters, that focus on being unified will make anything we accomplish stronger and keep us moving forward in a positive direction with our building culture. In addition, the WHS staff have some big changes coming this year with regards to our Instructional Framework (the HOW of teaching) that will build upon the curriculum work (the WHAT of teaching) that we have been working on over the past few years, and will continue in District #145. Finally, regardless of our building theme, if we all stay grounded in WHY we are educators, we will be able to do what’s best for our students (our WHO) at all times…although the WHERE of teaching is becoming more challenging at WHS each year as we continue to grow. Once again, “Together WE Can!” Let's go Vikings!
Dr. Megan Myers