Dear TEACH Tech Students, Parents, Teachers and Community Members,
My name is Dr. Monique Woodley and I am excited to serve as principal at TEACH Tech Charter High School! I am committed to executing our mission of providing students with the tools for personal and academic success in a safe, technologically-focused learning environment.
I am beginning my thirteenth year in Education, I have eight years of school administration experience (as a principal and an assistant principal). I also have experience as a teacher and a professor. I am a Los Angeles (L.A) native. My parents migrated to L.A from Belize in Central America. From a young age they instilled diligence and perseverance in me. I received both my Bachelor’s degree in English and my Master’s degree in Education from USC. After seeing a small percentage of minorities at USC I decided to give back to my community by becoming a teacher and help more minority students become prepared to enter four-year universities.
I strongly believe in lifelong learning and its ability to shape, transform and strengthen individuals - so you can count on me to ensure that your son/daughter is prepared for college and beyond.
More specifically, by the time your child graduates we will have:
- Prepared him/her for academic success in high school; as well as, post-secondary education
- Prepare him/her to be responsible and active participants in their community
- Enable him/her to become life-long learners
This school year our instructional focus will be on critical thinking. Ideally, we want your child to be able to state a claim and justify their reasoning with evidence. They will need these skills in college and in their career.
We will also be implementing Project Based Learning into your child’s learning experience. Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems.
To accomplish all of our school goals I will be reviewing teacher lessons and conducting daily teacher observations. I look forward to working with all stakeholder groups to accomplish our school’s vision and mission. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns my email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is (323) 872-0707.
Dr. Monique Woodley
TEACH Tech Charter High School