Welcome to another outstanding year at Woodin Elementary School. We are excited to partner with our community and families to provide the best educational experience for all our children.
Woodin students model the Wildcat Way. At Woodin we take care of ourselves, each other and our school. Our students demonstrate kindness, courtesy, friendliness and a sincere desire to learn. In the classroom they are engaged in learning, taking risks with their thinking and supporting their classmates. They are committed to being positive members of our school.
Our staff has an outstanding reputation within our community and throughout Northshore. We care deeply about our students and meet them where they are and take them as high as they can go. The Woodin staff demonstrates professionalism and a strong commitment to student learning by actively seeking and participating in professional development to improve their craft. We collaborate and support one another. Our cooperative spirit and emphasis on improvement results in a constant and consistent focus on students.
Our community is supportive, friendly, and has a community feel. Multiple parents work daily in classrooms, our library, our office, and even our parking lot and playground. Parents know each other and feel comfortable being at Woodin. They attend school events and you will often see them visiting before and after school. Families keep an eye on the kids, making our community a safe place for raising children. Our PTA and Natural Leader Group is outstanding and works hard to create rich experiences for our families in and out of the school day.
On a personal note, I grew up in El Paso, Texas and moved to Washington State my junior year in high school. My husband, Jeff, and I have two wonderful boys and two very sweet labs. We love to keep busy on the weekends and can often be found on the soccer field, surfing or up in the mountains skiing.
My career in education began in the Bellevue School District where I taught kindergarten, first, second and K-6 special education. After many years of teaching I was offered an opportunity to be an ELL coach at several schools in the district, where I worked closely with teachers on supporting English Language Learners. I then spent two years as a literacy coach at Clyde Hill Elementary. Serving as a building level coach helped me discover my passion for working alongside staff in order to impact student learning on a larger scale. In 2008 I joined the Northshore School District, and served as the assistant principal at both Woodmoor Elementary and Canyon Creek. I have absolutely loved both of these positions and the relationships that have been built with teachers and families around student achievement and success.
It is a pleasure to serve as Principal of such a quality school. I invite you to come and share the joy of learning in an elementary school that demonstrates excellence!
Dawn Bowers, Principal
Hello Woodin Students and Families,
I am so excited to be joining Woodin Elementary as your Assistant Principal! I can’t wait to meet you all, hear about your summer vacation, and learn about your goals for this year!
I am passionate about early intervention in elementary school, and I believe strongly in using positive behavior interventions and supports. I have been fortunate enough to teach special education in both the elementary and middle school settings at Cottage Lake Elementary, Northshore Middle School, and in the Highline School District. I earned my credentials at Western Washington University and the University of Washington. While in college, I was able to student teach, work, and volunteer in our district at Woodmoor, Arrowhead, Sorenson, and right here at Woodin in a Dual Language class. I speak Spanish and am excited to get involved in our Natural Leaders Program and our PTA. I am eager to learn about all the wonderful cultures represented here at Woodin!
I have chosen the Northshore School District, because I loved my experience growing up as a student in our admirable district. My husband and I have two daughters who both attend Northshore School District Schools. Crystal is in 7th grade and Elizabeth is in preschool.
I am eager to begin building relationships with each of you here at Woodin!! I am thrilled to be joining the Woodin team!
Megan E Lenz, MA. Ed.
¡Hola Familias de Woodin! Soy la nueva Directora Asistente de Woodin. ¡Hablo español y estoy muy emocionado de conocerlos a todos!
~ Sinceramente, Megan Lenz, Directora Asistente, (425)408-5420, firstname.lastname@example.org