From Principal Crawford
Hi Wildcat Families!
As a former NTPS student and a parent to two current NTPS students, I feel very fortunate to serve as principal at Woodland! We work hard to create opportunities for success for all of our Wildcat students, and we know creating a partnership with families is key. We will start our year with family connection meetings in September, and look forward to planning a successful school year for each student.
Until then, I hope you and your family are safe and enjoying some of our beautiful weather!!
From Assistant Principal Trickle
I am Ms. Trickle, your new Assistant Principal. I am excited to be joining the Woodland Family this year!
I graduated with my Masters in Teaching from The Evergreen State College in 2005 and received my administration degree from St. Martin’s in 2019. This will be my 17th year in elementary education. Before becoming an assistant principal, I was a classroom teacher for 12 years and have taught every grade from Kindergarten through sixth. For the last 4 years, I have been an interventional specialist and instructional coach at Olympic View Elementary. I am passionate about supporting staff and students in all areas that contribute to the success of all.
I have lived in the area my entire life and look forward to continuing to contribute to the growth of our community here in Thurston County. I have two children who both attend North Thurston Schools. My youngest will be starting 4th grade at Horizons and my oldest will be a freshman at Timberline this year. In our free time we are usually gardening, hiking and camping, or spending time with our two dogs, Arlo and Olli.
My philosophy of education is that with the right levels of support and differentiation, all students can be successful and achieve their full potential not only as students, but as individuals. My goal as a leader is to ensure that all students have equitable access to academics, as well as social and emotional support. I believe that education should be equitable for all of our students. I will work toward ensuring that all of our Woodland students have the support they need to succeed and that we remove any barriers that exist that may interfere with that success.
Staff, students, parents, guardians, and community members all play integral roles in our students’ success. I look forward to building strong relationships with our Woodland Family in order to work together to support our students.