Michael Green, superintendent of Woodland Public Schools since July 2007, announced last week his resignation and retirement at the end of this school year, June 30, 2024.
According to a press release, as superintendent, Green helped the district grow, improve student learning and weather unprecedented circumstances including landslides, wildfires and the pandemic in 2020. Under Green, the district’s leadership team implemented strategies and techniques “based on collaboration and reflective practices that continue to direct and support increased student learning,” it stated. In addition, Green guided the district to its first bond passage for school construction in nearly 20 years in April 2014. With that bond money, the district built Woodland High School, which opened in August 2015, the release added.
“When I was asked in 2007 by the Board of Directors to join Woodland Public Schools as your superintendent, I never anticipated that I would make Woodland my home for 17 years,” Green said in the release. “In my remaining months as superintendent, I remain deeply invested in supporting the board, the community, and most importantly, the children we serve.”
With Green’s early notice, the school board had plenty of time to search for a new superintendent, the release stated.
Green’s retirement concludes a 38-year career in public education, working as a teacher, principal and district administrator in eight different school districts.
The release included a note to the community by Green:
“My wife and I, after long and thoughtful discussion, have decided that 2023-2024 will be my last year serving as superintendent of Woodland Public Schools. It has been one of the greatest privileges of my life to serve as the superintendent of this community’s schools for the past 16½ years.
“Over the next months, the school board has the challenging task of selecting a new leader for Woodland Public Schools. As a team, they are deeply committed to making decisions that are in the best interest of kids, and the community they serve. I have made the decision to announce my retirement early to allow them the opportunity to identify the best future leaders for Woodland Public Schools.
“In my remaining months as superintendent, I remain deeply invested in supporting the board, the community, and most importantly, the children we serve. Thank you for your continued trust and support for Woodland Public Schools.”