About Mrs. Woods


    Mrs. Woods


    Hello, my name is Tina Woods and I am happy to have joined the Highwood Hills community. I started my teaching career in Waianae, Hawaii and have been teaching in the Saint Paul Public Schools since 1996. I have taught grades Kindergarten – Fourth Grade as a classroom teacher. This year, I have joined the English as a Second Language Team and work with our Highwood Hills First Graders. I hold a Bachelor of Education K-6 Degree with an emphasis in Family Resources and a Master of Arts in English as a Second Language.  My focus is for each English Language Learner to be confident in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. I co-teach reading and writing with the two First Grade classrooms and meet ELL students in small instruction groups.

    Education is very important to me and I recently graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2017 with my ESL Master Degree. I am a Navy Veteran of 11 years active duty/ reserve duty combined. Respect, responsibility, and honor are core values that I have kept from my military experience. In my free time I enjoy family time with my two daughters and grandchildren, being in the sun, reading, and water exercise classes.

    I feel that teachers and parents can work together to meet our children’s academic and social needs.  Thank you for your support and efforts at home! You can contact me by email tina.woods@spps.org or call the school office 651-744-3290. I look forward to working with you in educating your child!