Message from WSD new Superintendent
August 10, 2023
WAITSBURG—School starts September 5, and the Waitsburg School District staff will be back on August 14.
David Wood has been settling into his new role as Waitsburg School Superintendent since April. He has attended school and community meetings, events, and even been seen mowing his lawn, giving residents a chance to meet him as he learns about Waitsburg.
The following message from Superintendent Wood was posted on waitsburgsd.org this month:
Good morning citizens of Waitsburg,
It is my pleasure to be the new Superintendent of Waitsburg School District. My job officially began the first of July, but in reality, I have been working part time since I was hired in April. I have been busy hiring new employees, completing paperwork and just getting to know the district. I am very excited to be part of the Waitsburg School District and the Waitsburg community.
I grew up in a rural farming area of Montana and feel very at home here. This is my 35th year of being an educator. I was a math teacher of all levels in Kelso, Vancouver for 20 years, and was an elementary principal in Kelso and Eastmont for five years. I was also a Junior High School Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Special Education Director in the Eastmont School District. While this is my first year as a Superintendent, I come to Waitsburg with a plethora of experience at all levels of education.
Having good relationships with students, parents, teachers and citizens is my main goal, and essential to being an effective leader. I have already begun building those relationships and will continue to do so on an informal basis. However, very soon I will do so on a more formal basis. I plan on meeting with staff and community members as individuals. My office staff will be back in the office on August 14th and will be making appointments for me with anyone who wants to come in and talk with me. These will be fairly short to accommodate as many people as we can.