Tina Woods: Assistant Principal
I have an immediate family of 6. which consists of my husband (Mike), daughter (Cherrelle), and 3 sons. My sons are Blair, Micah and Amir. I also have a beautiful granddaughter, Amyah, who is 3 years old. I am originally from Illinois and have been in Columbia, Mo. since 1996. Since I’ve been in Columbia, I’ve attended Columbia College and obtained both undergraduate and graduate degrees. My Masters is in teaching. While completing my masters, I gained employment with Columbia public schools in Special Education. I have taught reading and writing.
While teaching in Columbia for 11 years, I have taught at all grade levels from elementary to high school. I have taught at Field Elementary (before it was called Alpha Hart), Oakland Jr. (now middle), Battle High and finally Smithton Middle. It was during my time at Oakland that I realized I wanted to go into administration. While teaching at Battle, I began attending Saint Louis University in an effort to obtain my EdD in Educational Leadership. I am currently attending SLU finishing up my EdD. I have received my Specialist in Administrative Leadership through Saint Louis University during 2017.
I am excited to have to have the opportunity to be an administrator at Smithton because I have taught here for 3 years. During this time, I’ve grown to love the culture, and environment of the school, students and staff. The students and staff are wonderful and it’s an honor to support each and every one of them. While at Smithton, I have served as a MAC scholar sponsor and was given the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals. One key component related to the success of all is a strong understanding of the importance of communication. Communication drives my reasons for having positive relationships with many. Since, I’ve been at Smithton I experienced teacher wanting to do the right thing by All students. I’ve also observed the staff demonstrating what I call the 3 important C’s (Commitment, Consistency and Compassion) with all. This is why I’m excited and fortunate to continue to be a part of this learning community.