Melissa Bowdoin, a Bay Area native, has extensive and diverse experience in her 14-year career in education.She has had the privilege of teaching students in the first grade, fourth grade, and all through middle school. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has also collaborated with various Woodside stakeholders in curriculum and program development, assessment, behavior management, Design Thinking, STEAM, differentiation, SEL, and extra-curricular programs. Melissa currently holds the position of Dean of Students to the Class of 2021, holds multiple credentials, and is in the final stages of obtaining her Master’s in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. It is her goal to combine experience with her ability to be a compassionate, collaborative, service-oriented administrator who will make a positive contribution to Woodside Elementary School. Melissa is very excited to join the Woodside's administrative team as the new Lower School Principal. If you have any elementary / lower school school questions or items to be addressed, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.