Principal's Corner

Principal Harry PattonMessage from Principal Patton         

Welcome to Vandenberg World Cultures Academy (VWCA)!  

It is an awesome privilege to serve a thriving, diverse learning community that represents a student and staff population from over 27 countries and over 25 spoken languages. 

Over the past 30 years, I have served as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in Detroit and Southfield Public Schools districts. In addition to being an educator, I am an internationally recognized jazz recording artist with the focus of saxophone and piano. I have two sons, Joshua and Houston, who are also professional musicians. 

I am committed to being actively engaged with the students and teachers. Therefore, a large portion of my time will be spent in classrooms, monitoring teaching and learning and building school culture. At VWCA we believe in empowering our teachers as true leaders in the field of education. With this in mind, we want our parents and families to stay in close communication with the teachers regarding their child's progress, social development, and learning goals.  

Maintaining a safe and productive learning environment is our primary objective. We value and welcome the input, expertise, and feedback of our families and stakeholders.  If you have any questions or would like to contact me, please feel free to email me at:

Yours in Education,

Harry David Clarke Patton, M.Ed, LLCP