Woodhull School PTA members made the social special for everyone.
Woodhull School PTA members made the social special for everyone.

Woodhull Social Brings Fourth Graders Together

September 18, 2023

A new school year always brings with it energy and enthusiasm. For Woodhull Intermediate School fourth graders, it also brought a change of schools and maybe a few butterflies in stomachs and general feelings of nervousness.

Last week’s PTA fourth grade social helped bring everyone together and eased the anxiety that some felt early in the new school year. The youngsters quickly became one big happy family. A crowd of about 200 attended the festivities.

The Woodhull PTA’s executive board includes President Jenn Carrillo, co-Vice Presidents Jennifer Biancardo and Jenna Campos, Corresponding Secretary Tammy Rodriguez, Recording Secretary Tara Kuhn, Treasurer Maria Adcock and PTA Council Delegates Melissa Anderson and Laura Catlan.

Last week’s social included food, refreshments, games, music and lots of fun while the fourth graders got to know each other along with the parents.

The Woodhull Intermediate School fourth grade social was a hit with students

“Thank you to the PTA for organizing and to the families who donated snacks and drinks,” Woodhull Principal Stephanie Campbell said. “Many people worked together to make this a night to remember. We’re looking forward to many more great events at Woodhull this year.”

Event volunteers included Deirdre Cunningham, Linda Ferrier, Sophia Hall, Renee MacManus, Katie Becker, Erin Piersa, Meredith Crowley and Giezell Ponee.

Ms. Campbell has been Woodhull Intermediate School’s principal since December 5, 2022.

She earned an undergraduate degree at James Madison University in psychology and elementary education in May 1997 and a master’s degree at George Mason University in educational leadership in January 2005.

Prior to being named Woodhull’s principal, Ms. Campbell worked as an elementary instructional coordinator at Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Northport since 2019. She was previously employed as at Ocean Avenue as a third grade and fifth grade teacher between 2014-2019.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Campbell worked as an alternative learning teacher at Hunters Woods Elementary School and as a third, fourth and sixth grade teacher at Waples Mill Elementary School from 1998-2005. Both schools are part of the Fairfax County public school system in Virginia.

Ms. Campbell has participated in training focused on responsive classrooms, response to intervention/multi-tiered system of support for academics, integrated co-teaching, understanding by design and guided math.