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Principal Jesse Woodward

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

8.5.2016

Hi everyone!  My name is Jesse Woodward and I am your new principal of Lum Elementary!  I was born in Danbury, Connecticut and moved out to San Juan Capistrano at the age of 2.  I grew up on the beach, eventually moving back to Connecticut for my sophomore year of high school.  I stayed in the Northeast for three years, graduating from high school with Honors.  I was offered an academic scholarship to attend Clemson University in South Carolina and gladly accepted.  I spent 5 years at Clemson getting my Bachelors in Math Teaching an a South Carolina teaching certificate.  I also learned how to play Ultimate Frisbee, playing competitively on the Varsity team for four years.  I moved out to San Francisco the summer of 1999, and have been here since.  

 

I am now a proud Alameda resident, having spent the last 17 years working in Castro Valley schools.  My first 6 years were spent working at Castro Valley High School as a Math teacher, 7 years as an Assistant Principal, also at Castro Valley High School, and the last 4 years as principal of Marshall Elementary.  I love my job (Forbes said school principals had the Happiest Job in 2015) and look forward to meeting all of my new kids and families.  I look forward to saying hello at drop off, pick up, and every event during this school year.  Please come see me, or email me at jwoodward@alameda.k12.ca.us if you want to discuss anything.  I am positive this will be a wonderful year.

 

Picture below is me with my son Elie (AY-lee) and daughter Camille.

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