NexTech High School of Lansing will start the new school year under the direction of a new innovative leader, Jamie DeWitt, as the new principal. DeWitt began her educational career 12 years ago and had 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.
“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.”
DeWitt 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. “Something didn’t work for our students in the traditional school setting, and we are here to help them,” DeWitt said. “We can drive the bus, and if there isn’t a road, we can make our own.”