Meet our Administrators!
Dr. Seth Woods, Principal
Dr. Woods has been an educator for 18 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (2002) and Master’s degree in Education (2004) from Truman State University. Mr. Woods completed his Education Specialist’s degree (2016) and Ed.D. (2021) in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri. Before becoming our Principal, Dr. Woods has been a classroom teacher, professional development coordinator, testing coordinator, curriculum director, and BEU's first assistant principal. He has been married for 17 years and has two children.
Mrs. Marekka Nickens, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Nickens is a Columbia native and comes to you with 11 years of experience as an educator. She has taught first grade, second grade and third grade. This will be her fourth year serving as an assistant principal for Columbia Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Missouri with her Bachelor’s of Science in Education and has received her Master of Education and her Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. She is thrilled to bring her skills as an educational leader to Beulah Ralph Elementary School and to work with the BEU staff and families to ensure your child's success.