Dear Students, Staff, Families, and Community Partners,
Welcome to the Pathways Academy of Technology & Design Family! We are a community of highly dedicated and skilled staff and students committed to creating a diverse and high-achieving school that fully prepares our students to be leaders in a technology-driven global society. High expectations and standards for academic performance, behavior, and personal growth have allowed our students to achieve and be resilient in meeting the challenges towards success through continuous improvement as learners and as human beings.
This is possible through our NAF Model which emphasizes technology integration, project-based learning, and work-based learning opportunities. Our students are exposed to rigorous academic curricula aligned to our theme, where they utilize cutting-edge technology through project-based learning to develop their ability to collaborate, problem solve, and be the innovative leaders in the field of technology. These opportunities are supported and enhanced by our Industry Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from multiple major business and industry companies in the region. Their role is to provide guidance in fulfilling our vision and our model through their expertise in the field, mentors for students, experiential learning opportunities, internships and job shadowing, and to provide curriculum advice to insure our students are fully prepared for college and a successful career.
Above all else, at Pathways we value the relationships that we develop and nurture to create a positive and safe school climate and culture where all students feel connected, cared about, and inspired, families feel welcomed, are highly engaged, and have a voice in their child’s education, and our staff is supported, respected, and committed to our students and our community. Our commitment to equity and access for all through our philosophy of continuous improvement insures that all students receive the highest quality education in a safe learning environment where all are truly a part of the Pathways Family.
I am honored and humbled to serve as your principal. I am personally and professionally committed to leading and setting the conditions that will foster the growth and success we strive to achieve. I encourage you to visit our school, meet our staff and partners, get involved, and do not hesitate to contact me at any time. We look forward to an excellent school year together!
Michael Maziarz, Principal