As the principal of Blairwood Elementary, I am over-the-moon excited to be a part of the Jefferson Twp. Community. I believe it to be an honored and a privileged to lead a transformational community where teachers and staff cultivate an environment in which students achieve and believe in themselves and their school. We welcome your input, feedback, and support, which will be critical for the teaching and learning environment. We seek to cultivate a community where family members are welcomed to be actively engaged in their child’s education, as well as an integral component of our school. Above all, we seek to employ those values that lead to the success of your child at our school. Together we can continue Blairwood’s legacy of success.
Monica Woods, Ed. D
I am a native Daytonian and a proud graduate of Trotwood-Madison School District. I began my journey of higher education at Park University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After a career in Law Enforcement, I began my journey in education at Antioch-McGregor University earning a Master’s in Education, Middle Child-ELA and Social Studies. I recently earned my Educational Doctoral Degree in Educational Technology at The University of Phoenix.
I began teaching 6th at Mulligan Stew Academy in Dayton, OH where I taught for three years, and then joined Dayton Christian Schools teaching 4th grade for 8years. I transitioned to administration in 2012 to serve as the elementary school principal where I served for 5 years. I joined Jefferson Twp. Local School District in 2017 as 7th-8th grade ELA & Social Studies teacher, also teaching 9th grade ELA for a short time. I am entering my second year as principal at Blairwood Elementary.
When I am not wearing my Principal hat, I am working as a wife and mother to my wonderful husband, Damon, and loving sons, Paul and Tyree, and beautiful daughter Darian. I am also the gushing “Yaya” to a precious grandson, Kingston.