Head of School
WAVA’s Head of School is Summer Shelton. Ms. Shelton has worked in education for nearly twenty years. Most recently, Ms. Shelton served as a building leader in the School District of Philadelphia to increase academic and educational experience outcomes for traditionally underrepresented students and families.
Prior to her work in Philadelphia, Ms. Shelton held leadership roles at K12. She served as the Academic Professional Development Coordinator at ISPA, in which she orchestrated the training of all staff during the launch year. As the Instructional Specialist for the Northern Region of K12, she played an integral part in launching programs as part of the Students First initiative. Ms. Shelton began her K12 career as a classroom teacher and leader at TNVA in 2011.
Prior to K12, Ms. Shelton was an educational leader in Tennessee, Mississippi, Czech Republic, and South Korea. She holds a B.S. in Curriculum & Instruction from The University of Southern Mississippi and a M.Ed. in Learning & Technology from Western Governors University. She received her leadership certification through Philadelphia’s Pathways to Leadership in Urban Schools program. Summer is passionate about equity in education for families and students.
Meet our Leadership Team
Director of Academics
Middle School Principal
Principal of Special Programs
Student Support Administrator
High School Principal
Assistant Principal of
Community Engagement Specialist