Thomas Wildey Center gets a facelift

When the Thomas A. Wildey Center was built in 1973, there were as many as 300 students attending the school designed to teach and train children with developmental disabilities, but as school districts assimilated many of those children into their own programs, the number of students has dwindled to 50.

“We had this huge building here, but it wasn’t being utilized,” said Superintendent Sharon Woodrow. “We wanted to change and be more effective and offer more services to our clients.”

The Wildey Center has undergone a complete renovation with architect Robert Wallace offering his expert advice throughout all phases of the construction. Wallace has been involved in a number of other projects for the center.