Principal's Corner

Dear Parents and Students:

On behalf of the faculty and staff it is an honor and a privilege to welcome you to Woodland Park. Woodland Park has a proud tradition of providing students with excellent educational opportunities while partnering with parents and the community to raise the next generation. At Woodland Park, you will find caring adults who are committed to your children. The focus of our school and school district is to pursue excellence. To us, that means providing individualized educational opportunities for each student.

To provide the best education for our children, a partnership between parents and schools must exist. Woodland Park needs your help to fulfill our mission of providing an excellent education for our students. Please support our teachers by reading at least twenty minutes a day to your children and have conversations about what they are learning. Furthermore, please support our Parent Teacher Organization and the multitude of enriching events to take place throughout the year.

Woodland Park’s commitment to students stretches beyond the classroom. If you have concerns about your student please reach out to our teachers. However, we ask that conferences be scheduled by appointment. You are always welcome at Woodland Park.

Many changes have occurred in preparation for the 2019-20 school year. We have many new faculty and staff. To introduce myself , I am entering my twenty-fifth year in education and my fourteenth as an administrator. I am married to Tiffany who is a teaching assistant at Findlay Elementary. My daughter Summer lives in Australia and just gave birth to her and husband Damien's first child, a son named Ocean. In the midst of change, we will hold onto the very best of our past as we move forward into our future.

A strong partnership between the school and parents will help ensure the academic and social growth of the students we share. The faculty, and staff of Woodland Park will work hard to have the kind of school we would want our own children to attend. Best wishes to each student and family as the year begins.


Lane Ward

“Love Kids, Work Hard, Pursue Excellence”