Name: Wendy Soref
Role: Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Where were you before Springfield Prep? In the classroom working with our youngest learners! Before joining the team at Springfield Prep, I worked as a 1st grade teacher at Elias Brookings Elementary here in Springfield. Before that, I worked at Brooke Charter Schools in Boston as an early childhood educator and administrator. I started my teaching career as a Teach for America corps member in Hughes, Arkansas.
Why did you decide to join the Springfield Prep team? I couldn't resist the opportunity to start a brand new school that would give kids in Springfield the best possible academic start. I've learned so much from my colleagues and students at every school that I've worked at, so it is extremely gratifying to share what I've learned from ten years in the classroom with our incredible team of teachers and staff.
I am passionate about literacy. I truly believe that reading makes all of our lives better. This belief drives so much of my work developing literacy curriculum, coaching teachers to differentiate based on students' reading levels, and using assessment data to target students needs. Right now we are working to ensure that we have plenty of books to support our curriculum and to spark our students' love for reading. Please consider donating to our DonorsChoose campaign which is linked below!