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Derby Ridge Elementary School Leadership Announcement

Tina Woods will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education to become the principal at Derby Ridge School for the 2022-23 school year. 


Woods will take over the role from current Principal Tonya Henry.  Henry announced earlier this year that she will be shifting to serve as an assistant principal at Rock Bridge High School.


Woods is currently serving in a leadership role as the program director of the district’s Quest Program, which serves students with special needs.  Prior to her role with the Quest Program, she was the administrative assistant for both Smithton Middle and Oakland middle schools. She began with the district as a special education teacher in 2007 and has taught at multiple schools across the district. 


Woods holds an educational specialist degree in educational leadership from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in teaching from Columbia College.