R. Pete Woodard
Junior High School

Our Staff

Our Mission

The dedicated Woodard staff will provide an intellectually challenging curriculum in which each student will master grade level standards in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Our Goal

Students will demonstrate quality work that will show expected growth in learning with emphasis on raising reading and math skills.

To help us achieve our goal and mission:

We provide a quality education in a safe learning environment for all students. Team and teacher conferences with parents include positive events and academic progress. We provide mid-term progress reports and standards based report cards to parents.

Administration and Office Staff

Danny Acosta
Principal
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Matthew Buckley
Assistant Principal
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Jacque Ledgerwood
Secretary
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Raquel Smith
Clerk
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Jamie Baier
Counselor
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Tomas Salviejo
School Resource Officer
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Viridiana Aguilar
Home Liaison/Librarian
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Melissa Heye
Military Family Life Counselor
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Teachers

Approximately half of our certified teachers have master's degrees and/or have taught for more than ten years!

Sixth Grade

Elena Armendariz
Science
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Jillian Chwojdak
Language Arts
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Peggy Garcia
Math
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Lauren Morano
Language Arts
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Cassandra Opolsky
Math
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Sharon Quick
Social Studies
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Justin Wolter
Science/Social Studies
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Seventh Grade

Kenneth Bazzell
Math
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Pauline Cameron
Language Arts
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Chauncey Crabtree
Math
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Heather George
Language Arts
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Joshua Kaylor
Social Studies
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Daniel Rigby
Science
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Pedro Santiago
Science
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Gary Southworth
Social Studies
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Eighth Grade

Jillian Chwojdak
Language Arts
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Sarah Connell
Math
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Maria Covarrubias
Language Arts/ELL
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Edward George
Math
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Kelly Gurney
Social Studies
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Norrie Higuera
Science
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Robert Nelson
Social Studies
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Patty Quiroz
Language Arts
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Daniel Rigby
Science
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Elective Teachers

Elena Armendariz
6th Grade STEM
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Ken Bazzell
7th Grade STEM
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Kimberly Bingham
Girls Physical Education
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Pauline Cameron
7th Grade AVID
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Juan Castillo
Migrant Technology/Migrant AVID
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Peggy Garcia
6th Grade AVID
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Edward George
Entrepreneurship/Marketing
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Kelly Gurney
Student Council
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Norrie Higuera
8th Grade STEM
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Joshua Kaylor
Physical Education
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Pete McCall
Physical Education
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Lauren Morano
6th Grade AVID
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Melanie Morley
Choir/Band/Orchestra
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Bob Nelson
Current Events
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Cassandra Opolsky
Product Development/Web Design
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Patty Quiroz
8th Grade AVID
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Shellie Springborn
Art
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Jimmy Williamson
Industrial Arts
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Special Education Teachers

Curtis Cooper
ESS/Moderate
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Ron Johnson
ESS/Resource
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Shelby Nash
ESS/Resource
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Support Staff

Karen Butron
Paraprofessional
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Juan Castillo
Migrant Advocate
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Kala Compton
ELA Instructional Coach
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Hortencia Diaz
Custodian
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Abraham Estrada
Paraprofessional
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Zeferino Felix
Custodian
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Henry Garner
Paraprofessional
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Marlene Gleim
Health Aide
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Daniel Hernandez
Custodian
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Kathy Mata
Science Instructional Coach
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Loli Preciado
Cafeteria Manager
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Margaret Villalon
New Teacher Instructional Coach
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Ricardo Villarreal
Custodian
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Rosaline Williams
Math Instructional Coach
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