Wendy was born in Staten Island, New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management minoring in Accounting and Finance from Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey. After several years in hospitality she returned to college and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education. She began teaching in 2008 in Tampa, Florida.
In 2015 she began teaching at Athenian Academy in Clearwater with the vision of becoming the Principal of the new Ft. Myers school that was being planned for. In 2018 Athenian Academy opened in Estero, Fl. with a 5-year plan including building a state-of-the-art facility. Mrs. Lee received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2019. Wendy and her husband move to Estero where she became Principal of our Ft. Myers school. She believes that children should come to school and feel welcomed and cared for with passion, nurtured and empowered through a supportive educational environment.
We believe that learning should be fun!
In order to create an environment in which cooperative learning can take place, three things are necessary. First, students need to feel safe, but also challenged. Second, groups need to be small enough that everyone can contribute. Third, the task students work together on must be clearly defined.
We believe that parents are our friends and partners
Athenian Academy Charter School, families and communities have a shared responsibility for every student’s education. Through a collaborative approach, it is our expectation that effective and on-going communication will enhance family engagement, resulting in a direct impact on improving student achievement. We embrace family engagement by supporting parents and guardians who seek our help, welcoming parents who wish to help the school, and empowering the voice of parents who are potential transformers of our system.
We believe EVERY Child can learn.
The primary goal of the school is to ensure that each student achieves at the highest possible level. Education is to be provided in a manner that does not discriminate or because harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or social and family background. For this to be accomplished every school staff member will strive to create a positive, safe environment that encourages and supports student success.