Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Biology - UAF Teaching Cert. - UAF M.Ed. Curriculum - UAF M.Ed. Math Education - UAS Principal Endorsement - UAA Superintendent Endorsement - UAS
MEET THE VHS PRINCIPAL
Wayne "Woody" Woodgate brings a wide experience in education; including teaching for many years in rural Alaska, working in several capacities as a district administrator, program management for the Department of Education and working in post-secondary with Prince William Sound College. As an educator and continual learner, he has graduated from all three major colleges in Alaska and has an appreciation for the importance of supporting students to find their dreams and assisting them in working hard to get there.
Message from Principal Woodgate
I've been very pleased as a parent of a recent high school graduate to work with the staff at VHS and I'm looking forward to a great school year as the new principal. One of my first priorities will be getting to know the students and parents at VHS and working together with our staff to energize and motivate students to take advantage of educational opportunities and learn more than the minimum they need to graduate.
As a former Army Airborne soldier, I have an appreciation for what it takes to succeed and sometimes going that little extra distance can pay huge dividends later. I'm hoping to challenge all of our students to find what it is in life that excites them and then jump in with both feet. We can do this together by working with our guidance counselor, teachers, parent committees, district administration, and the school board to find ways to offer classes that meet students needs through traditional classes and also dual-credit classes, online classes, internships, or true apprenticeships.
I believe in living life to the fullest and hoping to leave this world a little better than when I got here.