Selena Wardyn to join Starr Elementary School in Grand Island | Grand Island Local News


Tawana Grover, Superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools, said, “Selena is the right leader at the right time for this transition.”

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Grand Island Public Schools Leader of Leadership and Learning, Toni Palmer, shared a similar sentiment, saying, “(Wardyn’s) college experience and this newfound closeness she will have with Barr specifically highlights why she will be a great champion in helping our students make this transition from Starr to college.

Grover said Wardyn is known for hitting bases. “Her energy is contagious and she has a knack for helping others achieve and surpass their goals.”

Wardyn said she was ready to run to the school grounds. “I know (Starr has) talented staff who have transformed learning in this building, so I look forward to coming in and working with them on the next steps we can take to impact the success of even more students,” she said.

Walnut Middle School vice-principal Selena Wardyn, right, accepts the 2018 Grand Island Public Schools Administrator of the Year award, with her mother, Audrey Lukasiewicz, left, and daughter, Brooklyn Wardyn (at center) sharing the surprise.

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Wardyn will be a great addition to Starr’s roster, Grover said. “I am delighted to see her take on this new leadership role. Starr has a rich culture of diversity, inclusiveness, with high hopes and beliefs in what they can achieve together. Selena has become known for her phrase, “Trust the process” – and it’s a great insight into her approach as an instructional leader and team builder.


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