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    Principal - Russ Warwick


    My name is Russ Warwick and I am happy to announce my second year at WAIS, following my previous three years at Westminster Elementary! Prior to working in the “Westy EL”/WAIS community, I was the assistant principal at Hodgkins Elementary for two years, and a high school literature teacher at Westminster High school for seven years. Having worked with just about every age group within WPS, I believe I have a unique and holistic view on education that I am happy to offer to the WAIS community.

    We will have an exciting year in 2018-19, as we continue to co-create our Innovation school. Generally, I have an “open door” policy. If I am unavailable, I respond to inquiries within 24 hours. Please let me know if there is anything you need in your child’s education!

    We know you have a choice in schools and school districts and we are honored that you have chosen Westminster Academy for International Studies at Westminster Public Schools, where education is personal!

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    Assistant Principal - Melisa Sandoval


    My name is Melisa Sandoval (formerly Melisa Ellis), and I am honored to be the Assistant Principal at Westminster Academy for International Studies.  Although this is my 11th year as a proud WPS employee, this is my first year joining the WAIS community.  Prior to this year, I have served the district as a Mental Health Interventionist.  I couldn't be more excited to be here, and I look forward to getting to know each of you.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, or if you'd like to stop by and say "hello" please do so!  


    Wonderful things are happening at Westminster Academy for International Studies and at WPS.  We are excited to partner with you in your child's education at WPS, Where Education is Personal!