Davidson Day names new head of lower and lower middle school
by Staff Writer
“Wes’ educational philosophy is such a perfect fit for our school,” said Bonnie Cotter, head of school. “He shares our commitment to respect each child as an individual and promote character growth and continual development of globally relevant skills. We also will take a leading role in helping us continue to encourage exceptional teaching and involvement of our parents toward achieving our shared purpose – being the best at educating kids.”
Wehunt also served at head of lower school at St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, Md. from 2004 to 2007. During his time at St. John’s he also spent four years as the director of admission and five years as the lower school dean of students.
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to join the Davidson Day School community,” Wehunt said. “I am really looking forward to August when I will have the chance to meet and welcome all of our 2-year-old through sixth grade students with anticipation of a great school year.”
While the school’s focus on academics was a clear focal point for Wehunt, it wasn’t the only factor that attracted him to Davidson Day.
“There are two things that initially attracted my wife and me to Davidson Day – and that’s the people and the program,” Wehunt said. “Head of School Bonnie Cotter has assembled a dynamic and engaging cadre of educators who are dedicated to providing a 21st century educational program. For our own three children, my wife and I were looking for a school that provided that as well as one that fosters relationships where students and families feel connected. Davidson Day has it all.”
Wehunt earned his Masters of Education from Marymount University, in Alexanderia, Va., in 2007, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Maryland, in College Park, Md., in 1997.