Lou Saephan

Dear Students, Parents, and Woodville Community Members,

Our commitment in Woodville Union School District is to provide a safe, positive and rigorous learning environment that will empower every student to become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and strong collaborators working together to reach a common goal. Our mission is to provide learners with an education that afford them limitless opportunities to be prepared for high school, college, and a globally competitive twenty-first century economy.

As Superintendent of Woodville USD, I would like to set high expectations for our students in regards to academic achievement, participation in extra and co-curricular activities as well as developing the whole child. Alfred Adler, an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology, believes that a child’s primary goal is to belong and to be significant. Research shows that students learn best in a nurturing and caring environment.

Woodville Union School District appreciates that parents have entrusted us with their best, their own children. We view parents as valuable stakeholders in helping our students reach their full potential. We encourage and practice open and regular communication between schools and home so that parents are aware of the progress their children are making.

The Woodville Union School District believes in empowering every student to achieve academic success now and in the future. Greek philosopher Plato described the role of the teacher as to "Find the particular genius of each student." Our teachers will practice reflection in their teaching pedagogy, learning and look for meaningful ways to reach instructional and academic goals. This process of reflection uses data as a means of informing staff of the effectiveness of instructional practice. We believe that all students can learn at a high level, failure is not an option, and hope is not a strategy. Along with high-quality core instructional programs, we will provide Multi-Tiered System of Supports that are timely, systematic, and research proven to help students that are in need of extra support.

We hope that parents and staff will find this website helpful in finding information about our schools, programs and services. Woodville Union School District is a special place where we believe "Students First, Every Decision, Every Day”.