Michele Hewitt-Webster, Executive Director and Co-Founder
Michele Hewitt-Webster is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of MileStone Academy.
Michele believes in helping people achieve their goals by educating them and giving them the tools to succeed.
As the mother of a child with a learning difference, Michele volunteered to work with a group of parents, teachers, and administrators to create a high school for students who learn differently and have not been successful in traditional school settings. Michele managed the project for two years, taking the idea to reality with her do whatever it takes to get it done management style.
MileStone Academy obtained a state license and opened its doors in September 2015 and was granted a 501c3 from the IRS in 2017.
Michele has worked with MileStone in various capacities since the school opened until June 2019 when she became the Executive Director. Under her leadership, she has put systems in place to ensure not only the school’s survival and expansion. She works with the Board of Directors, teaching and administrative staff, as well as parents, and students to maintain an environment that is innovative and conducive to learning. MileStone Academy ‘s program is like a three-legged stool one leg is the school, one is the parents and the last is the student all need to work together to ensure student success.
MileStone’s enrollment was steadily growing prior to March of 2020 when COVID-1 hit, and like the rest of the world MileStone had to find a new way to educate our students. Within a week we were able to offer a program to our students and spent the summer creating a program to leverage technology and our staff for the upcoming school year. We were able to open our doors in September2020 with in person learning while adhering to all the protocols and guidelines set by the State of Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education and the CDC.
In addition to working at MileStone Academy, Michele is the founder of Ultimate Success 2 LLC, which grew out of her concern at the lack of preparation students were getting in school to help them prepare for the future. US2 created a series of interactive workshops to help students Plan for the Future.
The P4 Program has been used at MileStone since the first year. These workshops help students become aware of their assets and how to transfer them to the real world. Students create long-term and short-term goals but most importantly a plan to achieve them.
Michele firmly believes that when you demystify a process and give someone the right tools, they are more successful.
Contact Michele By Phone (215) 663-1160 or Email.