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New WHS Activities Director Named

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:51

Coming from Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, Marvin Wooten will join Woodbury High School’s administrative team in time to prepare for the 2017-18 school year. Wooten will become the school’s new Activities Director effective July 17, 2017.

With an educational belief that, “all students are capable of academic success when provided the resources to achieve at their highest level,” Wooten won over the interview team. This philosophy combined with his 10 years of educational experience at the secondary level and versatile skill set, moved him to the top of potential candidates for the position.

Woodbury High School Principal Sarah Sorenson-Wagner says, “I am pleased Mr. Wooten has accepted the offer to join our administrative team. During the interview process, Marvin repeatedly demonstrated his passion and energy regarding student engagement, focus on building strong relationships, and commitment to providing a high-quality experience for all students. His previous work on enhancing school culture through academic and behavior support, combined with his experience as a coach and support of all co-curricular offerings available at a high school, set him apart. In speaking with people who work with Marvin, all highlighted his high energy, strong work ethic, and positive proactive problem solving approach. He will be a valued addition to our focus on excellence at Woodbury High School.”

Wooten’s background includes seven years as a health and physical education teacher, and serving for three years in high schools within Fairfax County Public Schools as a Systems of Support Administrator. Prior leadership experiences include serving as a department chair for Health & Physical Education, coordination of PBIS programs for multiple high schools, development and implementation of intervention programs to assist with student engagement, as well as administration of after school activities at the middle school level. Wooten believes that his ten years of varsity coaching experience led to marked improvement in student engagement as demonstrated by increased academic achievement, participation and community service.

Wooten holds an M.Ed. in educational administration, and is currently certified in K-12 administration in the state of Virginia and has been granted a license in the state of Minnesota.