North Light is proud to welcome Wayne Ingram to the team as Director of Children’s Services!
Wayne is a North Philadelphian, born and raised. After coming up through the School District of Philadelphia, Wayne headed to the University of South Carolina to play football but he couldn’t stray too far from Philly. He came back to finish out his Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Cheyney University. Not wanting to leave all of the lessons he learned on the football field behind, Wayne stayed at Cheyney to earn his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
“Athletics, and fitness in general, is so important for physical and emotional development,” says Wayne. “You get a break from your studies and can stimulate your brain cells in a different way as you develop skills that aren’t taught in a classroom.”
Wayne took these beliefs and degrees and spent more than 20 years working in the social services sector. Most recently, he served as the Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Philadelphia.
Wayne is looking forward to sharing his passion for recreation with the North Light community.
“Adding extracurricular programs to our children’s services will develop life skills that aren’t taught in a classroom,” said Wayne. “I am exploring adding gymnastics, ceramics, in-house recreation leagues and music classes to our KidZone and Summer Camp programs.”
Wayne also wants to expand upon classroom offerings to include more STEM education and specialized tutoring for students who require a little bit more help.
We are excited to see all of the things that Wayne will bring to the table at North Light. Welcome to the team, Wayne!