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WVHS teacher and Purple Heart recipient speaks to Leadership Academy class

on February 1, 2017
photo of E. Avila

Mr. Eduardo Avila, WVHS criminal justice teacher and Purple Heart recipient, speaks about courage with the Leadership Academy.

Mr. Eduardo Avila, criminal justice teacher and Purple Heart recipient, knows something about courage. A highly-decorated veteran who served in Iraq and Bosnia, Mr. Avila recently spoke to students in Mr. Burns’ Leadership Academy class about the qualities of courageous people.

Leadership Academy is a full-year social studies elective for juniors and seniors. The course focuses on leadership throughout history and on applied leadership theory. Recently added to the high school curriculum, Leadership Academy is consistent with the District’s ongoing initiative, ‘#TheirFuture.’

Through this initiative, the District is challenging what we do and measuring what we’re currently doing against our collective vision of what our students are capable of achieving when they are deeply engaged in the learning process. District leaders are determined to constantly strive to provide THAT learning experience.

Leadership Academy allows students to learn more deeply because they are consciously involved in the learning process. It is a more student-centric, less formulaic class that offers more collaboration among students and teachers.

One of the goals of #TheirFuture is to encourage teachers and students to follow their interests and passions as ways to develop a deeper understanding of the required material. The hope for Leadership Academy students, and all Warwick students, is that they gain skills and knowledge to help them succeed in college, in the workforce, and in their future lives.

 

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