Woodland Public Schools recognized its Board of Directors and student representative during a regular board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25. Each member received a special certificate and tokens of appreciation from students in each school, according to a press release by Woodland Public Schools.
School board directors work closely with teachers, administrators and other educational professionals to ensure the success of Woodland’s schools as they prepare students for college, careers and life, the press release stated.
Superintendent Michael Green started the meeting by recognizing the dedication of Woodland’s board directors.
“School boards play a critical role in shaping the future of our communities by overseeing the education of our community’s children,” Green said. “These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and work tirelessly to ensure that our schools are providing the best possible education to our children.”
Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors are:
Sarah Stuart, District 1 representative
Sarah Stuart, District 1 representative, was raised in Woodland. She is a Woodland High School graduate. Stuart earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Linfield College and has children currently attending Woodland schools.
Paul McLendon, District 2 representative
Paul McLendon was born and raised in Woodland. He graduated from Woodland High School and has grandchildren attending Woodland schools.
Jeff Wray, District 3 representative
Jeff Wray moved to Woodland with his wife and two children in 2017. Wray serves as board president.
Trish Huddleston, District 4 representative
Trish Huddleston lives in Woodland with her two children and her partner. Huddleston serves as the board’s legislative representative.
Tom Guthrie, District 5 representative
Tom Guthrie moved to Woodland with his wife and children in 2004 and has two children attending Woodland schools.
Cody Krieger, student representative
Cody Krieger is this year’s student representative. Krieger is a student-athlete and joined the board as a way to serve his school and community.
“Our school board directors play a vital role in our community by ensuring the stewardship of public funds, the quality of the curriculum, and the dedication of the individuals involved in our schools,” Green said in the press release. “We owe a debt of gratitude to these dedicated individuals who give so much of themselves to help shape the future of our community.”