WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools, in conjunction with the recently adopted strategic plan, is introducing a new Speaker Series for 2021.
WCS announced four dynamic presenters who will travel to Warsaw to support the goals of the strategic plan’s four pillars: empath, inclusivity, adaptability and experience. WCS will welcome Chris Singleton on March 11.
Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., Singleton has now become an inspirational speaker and author who shares his message of unity and racial reconciliation.
He shares with over 50 organizations and over 30,000 students annually and resides with his spouse, Mariana; his son, CJ; and his younger brother, Caleb, who he cares for, in Charleston.
WCS is excited to welcome Chris Singleton back after his visit in January 2019. Singleton’s message of the power of relationships and resilience will be delivered to a student audience in the PAC and live-streamed to secondary classrooms. Singleton will also lead discussions and answer questions. After, Singleton will host a workshop to engage students, faculty and community around the goals of the WCS strategic plan. To close the day, Singleton will meet with athletes to discuss character development and the power of teammates.
Building on Singleton’s presentation, WCS will welcome two more speakers. Jonathon Wilkins will present in April. Wilkins is a business leader with a passion to empower others. Charles Person, a Freedom Rider, will join WCS in May.
WCS will start the new school year in August with the fourth speaker in the series, Dr. Adam Saenz, a licensed psychologist, therapist, author and keynote speaker.
More information on the WCS strategic plan and four pillars can be found on the district website.