Dear Woodlake Families:
It is with great excitement that I write to you as the new principal of Woodlake Elementary School! I have devoted the past seventeen years of my career to elementary education throughout the district, first as a classroom teacher, and more recently as the vice principal of Michael J. Castori Elementary School. I am now thrilled join the wonderful school community of Woodlake.
The academic success of our students is my greatest purpose. As the parent of two children, I understand the importance of a strong school and family partnership. Along with our dedicated Woodlake staff, we will support your child by providing a safe learning environment, rigorous and engaging learning experiences, opportunities to develop strong character and life skills to prepare your student for college and career.
Our families are a very important part of Woodlake. The Woodlake staff encourages you to volunteer on campus, to join our Parent and Teacher Association (PTA), to serve on the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), or on our School Site Council (SSC). We welcome your suggestions, ideas, or any concerns you may wish to share. Together we will create the best educational experience for your child! 'Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.'—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mrs. Jennifer Ekelund, Principal