On February 28, members of The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals hosted a lunch-and-learn event as a kick-off to the organization’s 2023 Living in SGF series. The program featured Jackie Douglas, vice president of education for the Discovery Center of Springfield. Douglas talked about the creation of the Discovery School, which was founded in 2020 with the mission of delivering “a world-class educational experience through cutting edge science for the next generation of leaders”.
In her overview of the school’s history, non-traditional classroom structure, and educational philosophy; Douglas identified the organization’s dynamic approach to offering individualized education. She said, “We are always serving kids, it just changes depending on the needs of our community.”
Following the presentation, Network members had the opportunity to tour the school and gain a better understanding of how the program approaches the learning challenges and strengths of each student to prepare them as the next generation of community leaders.