Northwest Unified Schools

northwest-webProject: Northwest Unified Schools
Type: Public School
Date: 2012

The Northwest Unified Schools is an innovative community school system aimed at changing the culture of low performing public schools in the remote outer islands. They are a collection of 17 schools in the remotest part of Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia; namely, the Pattiw, Pafeng, and Namonweito islands with approximately 1,328 students in elementary, junior high, and a high school.


Vid Raatior

Vid is the founder of Raatior Ventures. He is an educator by training and a social entrepreneur by vocation. Originally from Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Vid lives in Hilo, Hawaii, works at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, attends UH Manoa, and is the founder of a number of Pacific focused initiatives. Previously, he served for over 10 years at Santa Clara University, 5 years as a teacher and Assistant Director at Xavier High School in Micronesia.