Dear Parents,  

Thank you for choosing HudsonWay Immersion School. I am delighted to welcome you this year.  Our goal is to provide the best immersion experience within the best educational and socio-emotional experience for your family. HWIS is not only a school, we are a closely-knit school community united by our belief in a multilingual, multicultural education for our children. This community includes parents, students, teachers, staff and the greater community outside the walls of HWIS. In order to continue to build a school that is true to the mission and values of the school we will need parent support. We hope that you will consider volunteering, joining HWISPA and becoming an active member of our parent community.
Once again, I thank you for warmly welcoming me to the HWIS community and look forward to getting to know the students and families. If you have any questions, thoughts, concerns, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or drop by.  

Warm regards, 
Nelyda Miguel
Head of School

Originally from Venezuela, Miguel is a native Spanish speaker. She earned two master’s degrees in education administration and special education from Columbia University, where she was on full scholarship, a master’s degree in media, libraries and computers in education from Fairfield University and a bachelor’s degree in special education from Instituto Venezolano de la Audición y Lenguaje.

At Red Oaks School, Miguel led a team that developed a middle school that is now accredited by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Under her leadership, the school grew its enrollment across grade levels.

Previously, she served in several administrative roles at the Whitby School in Connecticut including director of academic technology, dean of curriculum, international baccalaureate coordinator and interim co-head of school. In those capacities, she helped spearhead a turnaround in the school’s overall academic performance.

Additionally, at the International School at Dundee in Connecticut Miguel developed an award-winning online library and led in the integration of digital resources into the curriculum. She participated in the accreditation process leading the school to become the first accredited PYP school in New England.

An interview with Nelyda Miguel

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