Principal's Message

Photo of Stuart Caldwell, principal
Hello Wonderful Mariner Community!
 
We are so excited for the 2021 – 2022 school year!  There is much behind that excitement:
 
First, we have missed having you here on campus in-person with us.  Your smiles, laughter and energy – as you take on the work of learning with us – are what make our school what it is.
 
Second, this is the inaugural year for the opening of our brand new elementary classrooms and play areas.  A building is an empty shell without our students and staff.  We are excited to be building upon the Woodworth-Monroe legacy as we collectively fill our buildings and play areas with life.
 
Third, Woodworth-Monroe is one of only 100 middle schools that is accredited by WASC.  Our staff, families and community are committed to ensuring that our students are learning and challenged with grade level content every step of the way.  Literacy is the path to equity and justice.  Woodworth-Monroe aims for the highest literacy markers for all of our students – every one of them!  We are excited to be working in-person and supporting our students as they engage in the healthy struggles that are part of learning. 
 
Over the summer many of our teachers and staff worked hard on a full blow SWOTT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and Trends) analysis.  In short, this means that we looked through four years of data for reading, math and school culture.  From that work we collectively created a Strategic Plan that will drive our work for the next three years.  That plan is founded upon the following commitments:  1) Working with all students through a robust Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) that, 2) Incorporates strong Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and that, 3) Is built upon lessons designed under the Universal Designed Lessons (UDL) framework (that is lessons that are designed to lift all students to success with grade level standards).  Our entire school community – all of us – are committed to doing this work together!
 
Our school has a sixty-seven year history of serving the Inglewood community.  We are excited to be sailing the in-person learning seas once again for the 2021-2022 school year. 
 
If you have additional questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at caldwell@inglewoodusd.com or your child’s teacher.
 
Please stay safe and healthy!
 
Sincerely,
Stuart Caldwell