Ron Woodard Wins Nashville Principal of the Year

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Watching Executive Principal Ron Woodard walk the halls of Maplewood High School is like a flashback to a time when schools were small and the person in charge knew everyone’s name and family story, too.

Woodard’s slow progress from one hallway to another is marked by a series of handshakes, hugs and high fives with both kids and adults who all light up when given the chance to tell him about their work.

That personal touch might be one of the reasons he is being lauded in the community for turning around a school in trouble. He also is being named Metro’s high school principal of the year Monday night at a celebration of the best educators in Metro schools.

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