Wooddale Middle School Staff


Mr. Edwards - Principal

Education: UCLA & Azusa Pacific University
Office Hours: Thursday 3:45-4:15
Cool Fact: This is my 8th year with the “Dot”
Favorite Quote or Motto: Welcome to greatness!

Jacob Edwards is a proud University of California Los Angeles and Azusa Pacific alum. He started his career in public education as a high school and middle school science teacher, football and basketball coach, and discipline coordinator.

Jacob joined Green Dot as an Administrator in Residence in 2009 and then spent 3 years as an Assistant Principal in two Green Dot transformation high schools. In 2013-2014, Jacob went on to become the founding Principal of Animo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School before moving to Memphis in 2015-2016 to be the Principal of Wooddale Middle School.

AP Stern

Ms. Stern - Assistant Principal

Education: Amherst College & Stanford University
Office Hours: Thursday 3:45-4:15
Cool Fact: I swam on six Division III national championship relay teams for Amherst College
Favorite Quote or Motto: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle

Prior to moving to Memphis, Meaghan Stearn was the Academic Director at Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School in San Jose, a K- 5th grade California Distinguished School and member of the Excellent Schools Network. Meaghan taught middle school Social Studies in both Spanish and English in Richmond, CA. While teaching, she co-authored a School Improvement Grant application for Helms Middle School, and helped to drive initial implementation efforts.

Meaghan holds a B.A. from Amherst College in American Studies and Spanish, and an M.A. in Policy, Organization, and Leadership from Stanford University Graduate School of Education

AP Utley

Ms. Utley - Assistant Principal

Education: University of Memphis & Christian Brothers University
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3:45-4:30
Cool Fact: I love going skating!
Favorite Quote or Motto: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

SOM Hayes

Ms. Hayes - School Operations Manager

Education: United States Military Academy & Crichton College
Office Hours: Thursday 3:45-4:15
Cool Fact: I love motorcycles!
Favorite Quote or Motto: Hakuna Matata!

Name Position
Bemis, Casey Physical Education Teacher
Bond, Delvestia Math Teacher
Cox, Mondrea Math Teacher
Davis, Sarah English Teacher
Fisher, Miranda English Teacher
Gary, Amanda Science Teacher
Golden, Courtney Social Studies Teacher
Gorsich, Sharon Assistant Principal
Greene, Denai Math Teacher
Grigsby, Suzanne English Teacher
Herron, Albertina Science Teacher
Hunt, Tamara English Teacher
Jackson, Jasmine English Teacher
Mackonya, Milicent Math Teacher
Markley, Samantha Social Studies Teacher
Mason, Laquisha English Teacher
McCloud, Vickie Science Teacher
McLeod, James Music Teacher
Miah, Tess English Teacher
Otoshi, Alicyn Special Education Teacher
Owens, Trina Special Education Teacher
Roeder, Jacob Social Studies Teacher
Sago, Sherell ELA Teacher
Shirely, Denetria English Teacher
Smith, Dionne Science Teacher
Strickland, Mario Math Teacher
Stoplos, Gabriella ESL Teacher
Telford, Christine Special Education Teacher
Tran, Khan
Tribune, Carolyn Science Teacher
Walker, Jamie Physical Education Teacher
Washington, Felicia Special Education Teacher
Wilder-Kofie, Deborah English Teacher

Wooddale Middle School
3467 Castleman Street
Memphis, TN 38118

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