WillowWood opened in 1980, founded by Joy Kurtz and Heather Spear. These two teachers had developed a unique approach to teaching while working across the hallway from each other in the the 1970’s. They combined the needs of students in the special education program and those of the general population of students, thus creating a new and distinctive individualized approach to education that is still the foundation of WillowWood today. Today we have 250 students every year who thrive based on this approach. Meet the team who ensures that students leave inspired and ready to take on the world.