We’re excited to welcome an innovative new leader and principal to NexTech Lansing this school year, Jamie DeWitt.
Jamie began her educational career 12 years ago and has a background in blended learning in schools throughout Michigan. She most recently comes from the position as Director of Blended Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Aquinas College and her master’s degree in K-12 educational administration from Michigan State University.
“I am excited to set the vision and drive the school forward to motivate the students,” DeWitt said. “I look forward to working with an awesome group of teachers on the cutting edge, along with working together to reach each student when they walk through the physical, and virtual, doors at NexTech High School.”
Jamie is a strong believer in NexTech’s small class sizes and blended learning model allowing teachers to provide more personalized support to students. Her goal is to help students understand and advance in core subjects, while also assisting them to develop and expand their own unique interests.
NexTech High School is often customizing curriculum to each student’s individual personalized learning needs, whether on-campus or studying online. Students and staff work together to bring more value to the time spent on-campus by learning, exploring and deepening their knowledge. The virtual time provides teachers and success coaches the data they need to provide the correct interventions and support for each individual student. “Something didn’t work for our students in the traditional school setting and we are here to help them,” says Jamie. “We can drive the bus and if there isn’t a road, we can make our own.”