The New Year is a time for reflection, establishing new goals, embracing new passions and challenges, and connecting with loved ones. With this sentiment in mind, now is an ideal time to engage with your student about what is most important in their lives. However, for some families effectively communicating with their child is easier said than done.
No stranger to the educational sphere, Mr. Josiah Wagoner has come to guide BASIS Independent Fremont’s Lower School following his experience as a Professor of Education, an educational administrator, educational content creator, and elementary school teacher. As the Associate Head of School and Director of Primary program at BASIS Independent Fremont, he nurtured the young careers of future teachers and trained them to implement the latest educational best practices. As a Dean of Students and Learning Expert Teacher, Mr. Wagoner developed expertise on the Social-Emotional needs of students, becoming known as an empathetic administrator who always puts the needs of students first.
While creating and implementing curriculum and guiding educators, Mr. Wagoner accumulated a wealth of experience in elementary learning and development, making him exceptionally suited to lead BASIS Independent Fremont’s Lower School campus as the new Head of School.
BASIS Independent Fremont’s International Day kicked off with spectacular performances from a variety of groups and students: a Chinese acrobatic Wu Shu school, a mother/daughter Native American dance team, a Ballet Troupe, an Indian dance duo, and our own students lead by Mr. Barbarino, performing a traditional African folk song.
When a student brings us a great idea, we do everything we can to make it a reality. Third grader at our sister school BASIS Independent Brooklyn, Eden E. approached faculty asking if she could have a Bake Sale to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Center. She came with a written proposal, a volunteer list and a poster. Below, an administrator's experience with supporting and nurturing the idea above and beyond just a singular act of kindness.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Fremont is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.