Meet Lisa Manheim
Lisa is the mother of three Wildwood students. She's served three years as Wildwood's Parent Organization president and six years as the annual fundraiser chair. You could say she's all in. But that's only half the story. Lisa is also a full-time professional, like many Wildwood moms and dads. "The truth is, Wildwood makes volunteering easy," Lisa says. "The school is genuinely welcoming to parents who want to do, make, change things. That's me. I don't love meetings. I love to do."
The Wildwood community is full of parents with talents, energy, and ideas that can find an outlet on campus and with kids, Lisa says. "If you are into photography, the environment, music ... whatever it is, the passion of the parents is fully embraced here."
On a campus visit while choosing schools, Lisa says it was love at first sight. "We walked into the visual arts studio and kids were painting and music was playing, and I just got goose bumps. When it came time to decide between schools, we listed pros and cons," Lisa says. "Wildwood had lots of pros, plus that intangible 'I know in my gut this is right' kind of feeling." It turned out to be a great call for her boys.
When her oldest made the transition to the middle school, the ride was smooth. Wildwood is such a safe environment," Lisa says. "My son can try everything and figure out what his strengths are." Mostly, Lisa loves that her kids are happy. "I've never had one of my kids say, 'I don't want to go to school today.' How many parents can say that?"