Hall – Woodward Elementary School
Hall – Woodward Elementary School
125 Nicholson Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Phone: (336) 771-4555
Fax: (336) 771-4727
Website: Hall – Woodward Elementary School
Hours: 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Principal: Essie McKoy
Assistant Principal: Kenneth Jordan
Assistant Principal: Pertena Ingram
Hall-Woodward Elementary School Program Description
Hall-Woodward Elementary School offers a child-centered program in all academic areas with a focus on communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing), Spanish instruction, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and the use of communication through performance.
Students use available technologies for accessing communications, video production, multi-media instruction, and publishing. Writing is emphasized across the curriculum and literature is emphasized in the language arts program. Parent and community involvement is an integral part of the school’s program.
Hall-Woodward Elementary School Philosophy
Hall-Woodward Elementary School is committed to providing a quality learning environment for each student. The school will strive to meet the objective of assisting every child in reaching his or her potential in educational, physical, and personal growth in these ways:
Students are encouraged to understand the importance of learning, to develop a sense of duty and responsibility and to apply themselves enthusiastically in attaining goals.
Teachers are encouraged to create an exciting and stimulating learning environment incorporating effective teaching techniques and utilizing personal teaching styles to enhance student learning.
Parents are encouraged to be involved and supportive of the educational process through open communication with teachers and through active involvement in school activities.
The school consists of the students, teachers, parents, and community. We will strive to work together to produce valuable and able citizens for our future.
Hall-Woodward Elementary School Vision
Educational success for all students is a necessity in order for every child to become a viable and productive member of society. It is, therefore, essential that we provide the type of learning environment that ensures success.
It is the responsibility and obligation of the Hall-Woodward staff to provide an environment that fosters the belief that all children can and will learn, that seeks to meet the diversity of differences through various methods, and that enables every child to be a successful learner.
Hall-Woodward Elementary School Principal
Mrs. Essie Manley McKoy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education with certification in Learning Disabilities from Winston-Salem State University, a Masters Degree in Middle Grades Education from Appalachian State University, and an Educational Specialist Degree(Ed. S.) in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She has additional areas of certification in Public School Administration and as Curriculum Instructional Specialist with a concentration in English.
In 2002, she graduated from the Principals’ Executive Program – Leadership Program for Assistant Principals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received the Program’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.
In February 2006, she graduated from the Principals’ Executive Program – Leadership Program for New Principals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received the prestigious Jack McCall Award. She was also accepted into The National Scholars Honor Society.
Mrs. McKoy began her teaching career at the former Petree Middle School and later taught at Hanes Lowrance Middle School. She served as an instructor at the Math and Science Academy of Excellence at Winston-Salem State University.
In addition, she served as the Summer Academy Site Supervisor at Forest Park Elementary School. Before becoming the Principal at Hall-Woodward, she was the Assistant Principal at Mineral Springs Elementary.
Her hobbies include reading and traveling. She and her family reside in Clemmons, NC.