Too often public schools that excel are intentionally overlooked by those hell-bent on opening charter schools, as well as by the general public. It is often difficult for school districts to get noticed for something other than athletics.
Although I strongly support public schools, I have been critical of their seemingly stagnant approach in educating students and lukewarm diversity efforts. But Woodbury schools are an example of what a public district can accomplish with strong, innovative leadership at the district and building levels that reached out and obtained parental support — enabling effective new strategies in educating students.
Put simply, Woodbury realized that the one-size- fits-all approach to learning does not work.