DAVIDSON, N.C. – Woodlawn School is delighted to welcome Rachel McCall as our new Head of the Upper School. An alumna of the independent Webb School, the University of Tennessee, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Rachel has terrific experience in curriculum design, faculty coaching and development, and change management. Also joining Woodlawn this year to teach kindergarten is longtime Davidson resident Sarah Henry, formerly a Teaching Assistant Principal at Davidson Elementary School. Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education (with Reading Specialty) from Queens University of Charlotte, and her Master's of Education from the University of North Carolina. /p>
Other faculty new to the Woodlawn School family:
- Jacquelyn DeBellis, Upper School math teacher. An alumna of Arizona State University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Jacquelyn's studies focused on secondary math education and urban studies. She has worked in the CMS school system as a high school math teacher and has coached three sports. Jacquelyn also will coach Middle School Girls Basketball.
- Deanna Hoffman, teaching both Biology and AP Biology this fall. She earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and a M.Ed. from Boston College; she taught biology and marine science in Massachusetts for 15 years.
- Holly Honeycutt, K-12 School Psychologist and Counselor. Holly holds a Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Winthrop University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from UNCC with a Certification of Specialization in School Counseling. She is a nationally certified school psychologist, a NC licensed school psychologist, and a NC certified school counselor. She has worked in the Iredell-Statesville and CMS school systems for the past 9 years. We are delighted to welcome Holly to the team!
- Elizabeth Obando, who will help lead the Upper School integrated Humanities program. Most recently she served as co-founder of an independent school in Granada, Nicaragua, and as an adjunct professor in Nicaragua and Miami, Florida. Elizabeth holds degrees in literature, art history, and religion from Kenyon College (B.A.), Florida International University (M.A.), and Yale University (M.A.).
Woodlawn is an independent school founded in 2002 and located just north of Davidson, North Carolina. Enrolling students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and offers a challenging, project-based academic experience.