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Wekiva Childrens Academy

by Pam Neff

Featured Photo from Wekiva Childrens Academy

One year after opening Wekiva Children’s Academy, owner and director Shera Poutree says the community’s embrace of her school is more than she could have imagined. 

“The best feeling is seeing more than 100 families and 20 teachers here, knowing that they are a part of a school that they now consider an extension of home,” Shera says. “That’s the connection I was hoping for.”

In addition to Wekiva Children’s Academy (WCA) being home to hundreds of children, it’s also the location where Shera and her husband Bob were married, surrounded by friends and family. 

“After 14 months of renovations together, we knew WCA was the perfect place for us to get married,” says Shera, a former classroom teacher and Department of Children and Families employee. “The school is a part of us and our life together as we continue to work side by side.” 

Wekiva Children’s Academy is a place where children can learn, grow, and play. Through developmentally appropriate teaching practices, the school focuses on whole-child learning while providing a safe, loving, and enriched environment for children, parents, and teachers. 

“We are thrilled to be a school that is filled with many wonderful children,” Shera says. “We can only hope to continue to be an important part of the community for years to come.” 

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