The San Diego County Board of Education student representative for November was Levi
Naylor, a junior at Momentum Learning’s Innovations Academy of Empowerment
Not only was Levi excited about his opportunity to sit as a
member of the board, but so were his classmates. Principal
Joel Spengler arranged for a van to bring other students to see Levi in action
at the dais.
“Levi shows great leadership, not only with peers but also
in collaborating with staff to design learning experiences for students,”
Levi has been with Momentum Learning for two years. In that
time, he says horticulture instructor Ron McCord has helped him the most by
serving as a role model.
After graduating, Levi plans to attend UC Los Angeles and
start a clothing company that will give back to the community with some of its
Innovations Academy of Empowerment serves about 120 students
from throughout North County in grades 7 through 12. The school opened in 2014.
The educational program integrates blended learning, classroom instruction, and
independent study. Elective classes include robotics, art, horticulture, and