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Vision, Mission, and "The Woods Way"

 Latest draft - June 14, 2012




We envision a world where every young person wholeheartedly engages in

an extraordinary educational journey that leads to a life of leadership and service.





Woods Charter School empowers students to achieve their full potential. We develop young citizens equipped with a solid academic foundation, a passion for learning, and exemplary character.





·         We value the pursuit of academic excellence that develops knowledge of classical liberal arts and modern science.


·         We value our collaborative community, which is an essential catalyst for academic growth, physical and emotional well being, and artistic expression.


·         We value our passionate and caring faculty, who are fully committed to actively engaging with colleagues, parents, and students to ensure success for every student.


·         We value parental volunteerism and support, which is critical to achieving our mission.


·         We value strong relationships characterized by mutual respect and trust.


·         We value compassion and inclusivity that create an environment where students are enriched by their differences and diversity is celebrated.


·         We value an awareness of and engagement with the world that compels students to active lives of service.


Thank you to our Visioning Team!

  • Board Chair Deedee Nachman, Chair of Visioning Committee
  • Head of School/Principal Harrell Rentz
  • Assistant Principal & High School Director Cotton Bryan 
  • Elementary Liaison & Teacher Julie Rosen
  • Parent Erica Berry
  • Parent Katy McReynolds
  • Foundation President Donald Beeson
  • Alumna & Former Teacher Nicole Gerber 
  • Consultant (Executive Service Corps) Mary Alexion