•  Woods


    I am DePaula Woods, and I am looking forward to serving in the role of the K-1 Instructional Coach for the 2021-22 school year! I’m privileged to have the opportunity to work with the teachers, other instructional staff and most importantly, the students of Peyton Forest to ensure the implementation of the K-1 curriculum as we focus on developing a love for learning. 

    I am a native of Atlanta, GA,  and proud product of the Atlanta Public School System! I received my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University, and both my Master’s and Educational Specialist Degrees from the State University of West Georgia. Additionally, I have Certification Endorsements in the areas of Reading Instruction and Gifted Instruction. I have spent the past 23 years in various capacities within the APS district, twenty of which have been spent here at Peyton Forest. 

    I am truly excited about the upcoming school year and I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to make a difference in the lives of our children!

    Top Strengths: Responsibility - Learner - Arranger - Belief - Achiever