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Open yourself up to be ready to learn…
Open yourself up to be ready to learn…

By Lisa Gsellman On Thursday, December 19th, West Sound Academy Alumni from the Classes of 2018 and 2019 joined our current juniors and seniors for an informal talk on what to expect with their future college life. It is such a joy having them return to us on their...

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Lean Into the Light
Lean Into the Light

By Barrie Hillman. Last week, I had the great privilege of attending the annual TEDWomen conference in Palm Springs. My first intention in going was to help support WSA’s work to host our own TEDx conference this spring, but as soon as I stepped foot into the theater,...

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Financial Aid is giving way to Sliding Scale
Financial Aid is giving way to Sliding Scale

By Barrie Hillman. In every professional development opportunity I have participated in over the last two years, the prevailing message has been about innovation and implementing progressive ideas in the education world.  Change is always intimidating, especially in...

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Get plugged in…..the right way!
Get plugged in…..the right way!

By Lisa Gsellman. This past weekend I had 16 kids in my 1000 square foot house. Full size kids that take up a lot of space. The massive pile of shoes by the door… I wish I’d taken a photo for this post. It was impossible to not bump into each other but there was not...

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New, new and more new!
New, new and more new!

By Barrie Hillman   It's a new school year and WSA is kicking it off with lots of new things! The most exciting change is our new logo, designed by our very own Front Desk Coordinator, Brandie Robbins.   The logo captures the essence of a student's experience as a...

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