Dear Wood Elementary Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new and returning families and share my enthusiasm about the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. I hope your summer has gone well and you are excited for the beginning of school.

While this will be my first year as principal of Wood Elementary, the 2016-2017 school year marks my 24th year in the field of education. My background encompasses six years of serving as an elementary principal, sixteen years teaching, and one year as a STARR teacher for the state of Missouri. I look forward to the opportunities Wood Elementary will offer and the partnership we will develop in working to do what is best for kids.  


I am fortunate to work alongside the amazing teachers at Wood Elementary as we embark on this year ready to create a culture of learning that includes engaging, rigorous, and relevant work in our classrooms. I want to extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  Wood Elementary wants, needs, and values your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Active participation is key to the success of your young Tiger during his/her elementary school years.

Again, I welcome you to Wood Elementary and to our wonderful learning community . . . a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence!
Mrs. Carey Drehle