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Wheeling Country Day School is a safe place to try a new skill that could become a life’s passion, to connect with an adult who will forever believe in you unconditionally, to balance the vulnerability, to lead with the empowerment of being part of a team and something greater than yourself.

With an understanding of the need for change in dynamic organizations, and with the courage to learn something new, Elizabeth Hofreuter has made the decision that the 2023-2024 academic year will be her last as Head of Wheeling Country Day School.

The WCDS Board of Trustees has enlisted the services of RG175, an industry-leading firm, to assist with this important transition throughout the coming months and will update our community on the progress regularly.

Timeline & Updates

Additional information coming soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Liz been with Wheeling Country Day School?

She’s been educating for 35 years…having been here at WCDS for 15 years and she’s ready to learn something new.

Is that a long time?

The average independent school headship is 5-7 years. Liz has given us 15, which makes her the second longest-tenured head at Wheeling Country Day School and the longest since 1960.

What is Edge?

Edge is an intensive intervention in literacy and math – tutoring students with dyslexia and developing an open learning management solution for dyscalculia.

Why was Edge created?

1. To evolve for greater student impact – leveraging technology beyond Wheeling to increase academic support and promote equity. 

2. To secure WCDS financial future – sustaining the financial future for WCDS secures a platform for innovation.

How does Edge support Wheeling Country Day School?

Edge will support WCDS in two primary ways. 

1) Edge will help secure the financial future of WCDS by developing additional revenue streams for the school.  

2) Edge will impact more kids than ever before which will expand our mission and raise the school’s standing in the independent school world. Edge, or something like Edge, is how independent schools will keep going. It’s a different model and schools around the country are already asking us how we did it.

Why does Edge need a full-time leader?

Edge’s growth has led to more layers and complexity than are optimal for the business structure of a small independent school like WCDS.

Edge has almost 100 employees and will serve more than 550 students this year.

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