WEMU News
11:23 am
Fri May 16, 2014

New Principal Named For Washtenaw International High School

The Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium (WEOC) has named Nhu Do as the Principal/WEOC Program Director for Washtenaw International High School, an International Baccalaureate program.

Nhu Do, incoming Principal/WEOC Program Director for Washtenaw International High School.
Credit Washtenaw Intermediate School District

Do’s employment is effective July 1st, 2014.

Do is currently serving as associate principal at the International Academy West Campus, a position she has held since 2009.

Born in Vietnam and raised in Toronto, Canada, Do earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto, Ontario and her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. She is currently working on a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University where she is focusing on the impact of effective leadership on student
achievement.

She is looking forward to joining the WEOC staff.

“Washtenaw International High School is an innovative and thriving educational program that already has a strong presence on the regional education landscape,” Do said. “I look forward to working with the talented staff, students, parents, and community members at WIHI and WIMA to continue to grow the program and to prepare our students to be world leaders.”

David Dugger, Executive Director WEOC, said bringing Do on board is part of a one year leadership transition plan.

“We have been very fortunate to have Bert Okma, a premier leader in the IB arena, as principal of WIHI and WIMA since the launch of both IB programs,” Dugger said. “Mr. Okma agreed to get the program off to a solid start and he has more than fulfilled that obligation. Mr. Okma will work with Ms. Do for the next year and we anticipate a seamless transition.”

Do has over 12 years of educational experience, teaching English, visual arts, and philosophy for five years prior to teaching IB English and Theory of Knowledge. During her two years at IA Okma campus, she directed the forensics team, served as a teachermentor, and led the school improvement committee.

She is the recipient of the Rainbow Recognition Award from the Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Community Council for her work in actively promoting racial and cultural understanding. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Galileo Leadership Academy and has presented at the International Baccalaureate Conference of the Americas.

The program is planning to have a reception this month to introduce Do to students, staff and the community