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Mrs. Linn Woodard
Welcome to Meridian Middle School 6th Grade Math and 6th & 7th Grade Physical Education!
I'm thrilled to be here at MMS. A little bit about me: this will be my 21st year in education. After graduating with my teaching credential from Point Loma Nazarene University, I jumped right into the classroom where I spent 10 of the last 20 years teaching students of all kinds in settings of all sorts. From multi-grade to single grade classrooms, all subjects to Math specialist, GATE to Special Ed, brick-and-mortar to homeschooling to charter schools, I've enjoyed them all. I was honored to be awarded Teacher of the Year for my school in 2003. When my oldest son was born, I spent 9 years at home with my six biological and foster children, two of whom are designated GATE and three of whom struggle in school for various academic and emotional reasons. Please know that whatever your concerns and struggles, whether you're a student or a parent, I am here to support you. The experience I have gained over the years as a parent, foster parent, and educator are integral to the philosophy of education that I have today.
On a personal note, I have been married for 19 years and have six kids from 3rd grade up to my oldest who's in college and looking forward to military enlistment soon. We love being outdoors camping, hiking (the adults love it more than the kids), spending winters at Bogus Basin (skiing for the parents, snowboarding for the kids), and taking in all the beauty of our country on road trips.
I look forward to suuporting my students on their journey through the year at MMS! Please contact me anytime if you have any questions or concerns.