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Woodward Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Dr. Haddock

Greetings Wildcat Nation,


Are you ready to "Elevate our Wildcat Nation" even higher? Our theme word for the 2023-2024 school year is #elevate. As your hot air balloon guide for the 2023-2024 school year, I am asking that you commit to soaring with me to exceed the goals that you set this year.

I am elated to be the CEO and instructional leader of such an awesome school community. I have 29 years of instructional, and leadership experience with the DeKalb County School District. I am delighted to continue to serve the Brookhaven communities. My heart skips a beat daily, as I witness the stellar level of teaching and learning happening throughout our school.

I am joined by a phenomenal Assistant Principal, Instructional Support Team, and Counselors. In our Wildcat Nation we aim to ensure that we not only meet but work to exceed goals. How is that done? We set goals and work hard daily to exceed them. Each goal is personally created by everyone...neat huh! This goal is met through the tireless efforts of courageous collaboration, teaching, learning, content mastery, and progress. How do we ensure that we stay focused? Simple, by sharing our school and district mission statements daily and re-committing to what it means. Our mission statement serves as a reminder to all to elevate.

This year we have added the components of H-Pride to our daily school commitment. Follow us on our journey to see how we incorporate humanitarian, professionalism, respect, integrity, dignity, and empathy daily.

A few of our school highlights are:

· Earned a 5-star climate rating for 3 consecutive years!

· PBIS rewards school

· GA DOE awarded our school the coveted Family Friendly School Award, 2016

· Received recognition and accolades for the lowest discipline referrals in the district for 3 consecutive years

· Maintained CCRPI progress over 90% for 3 years

· Working to achieve district STEM certification

· Has the most dedicated and committed staff around!

· Increased content mastery and overall school readiness post COVID (21-22) on GMAS assessment.

· School Readiness 61.8%

· District Readiness 67.5%

· State Readiness 71.8%

· School CM 40%

· District CM 49.9%

· State CM 63%

Greatness is inevitable! We invite you to continue to soar with us to witness our success bound destination.

Soaring with you,

Dr.Demetria L.Haddock, Proud Principal


Twitter handle: @ PrincipalDrH

School Website: [email protected]


Go Wildcats!