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The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac, The School District of North Fond du Lac & The Treffert Way for the Exceptional Mind Charter School Form A Partnership

Posted on: Aug 11th, 2020

Beginning this fall, The Treffert Way for the Exceptional Mind, a part of the School District of North Fond du Lac is moving to the beautiful Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac. During this unprecedented time, these organizations, with the cooperation of the Fond du Lac School District have partnered up to support each other and help meet the needs of our community.

“Together, our commitment to our community remains steadfast. This is an opportunity to provide the greatest level of support to children today and build stronger connectivity into the future. We look forward to using our collective strengths for all who enter our facility and to the children and families we will continue to serve through our outreach programming,” noted Andrea Welsch, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum.

Alan Patterson, President of the Treffert Way Governance Board, echoed the Executive Director’s perspective. “This is the type of collaboration where everyone wins- our students, our community, and our organizations.”

The Treffert Way for the Exceptional Mind is entering the second year of existence. It currently serves 45 students and its educational foundation is based on Dr. Darold Treffert’s six pillars know as the “Treffert Approach.” This approach focuseson the strengths and tallents of each student while utilizing methods that best impact each child’s development. The 6th Pillar of the “Treffert Approach” is focused on relationships and community partners. This collaboration is at the core of the school’s mission.

Aaron Sadoff, superintendent of the School District of North Fond du Lac stated, “Not only will our students and staff flourish in this great space, but our communities will be stronger because of this relationship. Thank you to Andrea Welsch, Board President Tony Renning and the Children’s Museum as well as the Fond du Lac School District for helping make this happen.”

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