Achievers Day School has high expectations for all children. We believe that a proper support system as well as positive attitudes from parents, teachers and the broader community are necessary for a child’s success in school and life. We believe that parents are critical partners in supporting children’s optimal development while their children are in our care. Through additional partnerships with students and specialized services provided through AchieveAbility Therapy, ADS will continue to serve the mission of providing a specialized, quality educational experience for your child. We hope you enjoy your time with us and look forward to working with your family.
Achievers Day School believes in building a working partnership with parents, family and the community to provide a child development program that nurtures a healthy sense of self-worth, fosters the development of skills in all developmental domains, encourages the development of independence, and promotes diverse cultural values and acceptance. We believe in providing a loving, supportive environment where well-trained, sensitive staff appreciate the uniqueness of each child. Staff encourage children to feel empowered by promoting independence, experiencing trial and error and successfully mastering challenges. Our program is based on sound child development theories and practices which are developmentally appropriate and child centered.
Achievers Day School is dedicated to maintaining the guidelines it has created for the advancement of instructional professionals that will empower students through academics and behavioral health. Individuals are encouraged and expected to maintain CEU’s that will allow them to be versed and updated on current trends within our field, as well as establishing every child’s safety, health and well-being as a top priority. The unification of personal, professional and organizational ethics is key to the success of our program.
Keandra White, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist.
Keandra White is a native of Brandon, FL, and is practicing in the Tampa Bay area. She received her music therapy degree from Mississippi University for Women, and she completed her internship in Atlanta, Ga. with Fulton County Music Therapy in exceptional education. She has clinical experience with veterans, behavioral health, early childhood education, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities. Keandra has a passion for working with early childhood and geriatrics and is inspired by the outcomes produced by music therapy in an individual's life.
Saudia Wadud is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist that specializes in utilizing the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people at all ages. Saudia holds a Master's Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University in New York, a Master's in Fine Art from The Slade School of Art in London, England, and a Graduate Degree in Art History from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has been providing Art Therapy services for over fifteen years in the Tampa area. She also works as a teaching artist for Arts4All Florida where she conducts short term art residencies for kids with disabilities in schools and the Department of Juvenile Justice.