In December 2014, the Board of Directors of the Wilson-Kindelan School decided to open an elementary school in the Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area. They had been concerned with the limited choices in elementary education and determined that an independent elementary school focused on high educational attainment and a holistic approach would go far in ameliorating this situation. Veronica Guerrero-Macia had developed a method of teaching that approached each child as a global, unique entity. She named the approach the Wilson-Kindelan Method, and the school will be utilizing it in the classroom milieu.
The Board of Directors is a diverse group of six extraordinary individuals-- Ray Czwakiel: a business attorney in private practice; Paula Breslin-Bennett: a nurse practitioner; Richard McCampbell: a biotech project engineer; Paul Buta: a marketing executive with extensive non-profit board experience; Maria Barbosa-Santos: an executive director at a senior living center and Veronica Guerrero-Macia: an educator with diverse experience at the elementary, undergraduate and graduate levels. The school filed Articles of Incorporation with Massachusetts in December 2104, and received 501(c)(3) status in July 2015.
The name Wilson-Kindelan honors of two of our founder's ancestors. Richard Wilson was a Quaker physician from Pennsylvania who travelled to Cuba in the early 1800s to study and treat patients with tropical diseases. Sebastian Kindelan was a Cuban statesman who served until 1815 as the last Spanish governor of Florida. Both were instrumental in building ties between the United States and the Caribbean.