Perkins recently announced the promotion of Cindy Wing, M.Ed., to the agency’s leadership team where she will serve as Director of Education for the Doctor Franklin Perkins School. Wing has held many roles at Perkins in her tenure. She started with the agency as a Literature Teacher in 2006 and has served as a classroom teacher, an Interim Director of Education and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the intervening years.
Commenting on Cindy’s appointment, Perkins’ CEO, Michael Ames, Ph.D. said, “I believe that Cindy’s experience as a teacher, as Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and as Acting Director together with her commitment to the school make her the ideal candidate to head up our school. I know that Cindy, together with her school leadership team and all of the school’s teachers and staff will continue to build and enhance our educational programming, ensuring that we remain one of the top educational programs in the Commonwealth.”
Holding a B.S. Degree in Business from Atlantic Union College and a Master of Education Degree from the same institution, Wing is excited about her new role at Perkins. “I look forward to the challenge of taking this tremendous school and its faculty and students to the highest level of success. The commitment from staff and families and the effort put forth by students is remarkable.”
Wing holds Massachusetts certificates as an Administrator of Special Education, Educator of English in grades 8-12, Elementary Principal grades K-6, Middle School Principal grades 5-8 and High School Principal grades 8-12. She also developed a state-of-the-art curriculum for K-12, created a comprehensive development calendar and acquired DESE grant funding in numerous areas to support transitional programming school wide. Wing was also a key player in the Doctor Franklin Perkins School receiving New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation.
Perkins provides intensive support to children with a variety of learning and mental health needs. During the 2014-15 school year, the school enrolled close to 100 day students in addition to nearly 55 boarding students, with over 50 school districts from across Massachusetts and New Hampshire seeking educational services. More information about Perkins can be found at www.perkinsprograms.org.