Maria Lewis spends much of her day on bent knee.
The 44-year-old principal bends down to give direction to bigger kids and to soothe the smallest. But mostly she bends down to listen.
It's clear that kids come first on the T.L. Whitehead Elementary campus in Woodland. "Every child can learn," Lewis said. "They may be lacking some skills. So what? Let's try to build on prior knowledge."