Innovation is driver of success at Westlake City Schools

Of all the things we have learned over the past three years, one of the most important lessons has been the commitment to innovation. It has been essential for us to stay resilient and adaptive as we navigate the new landscape of education. We have come up with fresh perspectives on formidable challenges. Our resourcefulness has become our ultimate ally in tackling complex issues that arise.

To put it simply, we have been driven to innovate. Our Westlake students, teachers, and administrators show resilience when new challenges arise. They confront every obstacle with astounding grace and conviction.

To truly Innovate, we must break out of our routines, take different approaches, and act purposefully. When we’re Innovative, either individually or as a group, we can reach greater heights and make discoveries.

Sticking to the status quo is far easier than thinking outside the box. When faced with difficulties, it’s tempting to put your head in the sand and hope it gets better. At Westlake, we like to take the road less traveled and are focused on being innovators.

Here at Westlake, we strive to cultivate a spirit of innovation and curiosity in our students so they can become lifelong learners.

Our Innovative students strive to succeed by pursuing their passions and employing creativity, regardless of whether they participate in the drama program, play an instrument in a band, join a sports team, or become involved with an academic club. Through this enthusiasm for what they love doing, combined with hard work and dedication, these individuals are determined to achieve remarkable results.

When our students approach their lives with an eye toward innovation, they can accomplish great things. By nourishing their interests, remaining open-minded, and staying curious, they will undoubtedly uncover new ways to think innovatively throughout their academic careers and long after graduation. They will find unique, impactful ways to contribute to society positively.

Our Innovative Westlake students can make a lasting impact on the world when they learn to embrace innovation. Our students will unlock creative thinking approaches beyond their academic careers with an open mind. A crucial part of cultivating this innovative spirit is encouraging curiosity in all forms. Then our students’ bright minds become equipped with the tools to tackle any challenge confidently and make a positive difference in society.

Scott Goggin

Dr. Scott Goggin is the superintendent of Westlake City Schools. He can be reached by email at

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 10:16 AM, 03.21.2023