Principal’s Message

danielle-woodsHello Algiers Community,

McDonogh #32 Literacy Charter School serves over 600 students annually, and our vision is to prepare every single one for a meaningful career and/or college experience.  I am delighted to be entering my 4th year of service at McDonogh #32, where I have served in the capacity of Assistant Principal and Vice Principal.  I am now proud to work with you as Principal for the 2015-16 school year!  A successful school year must include the input of the entire community.  “It takes a village to raise a child;” let’s come together to grow our babies.  Marriage and motherhood, to three amazing children, have brought such joy and inspiration on my journey. I am looking forward to developing relationships with you and your family.

The last 16 years of my professional career have been in education.  As an elementary/middle school teacher, I was able to gain classroom experience, knowledge of curriculum, and alignment across K-8th grade.  It became evident to me early in my career that it is paramount to educate the whole child.  

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision.  Additionally, I am certified in school leadership by the LDOE, with endorsements from New Leaders for New Schools GNO—Cohort 10.

During my tenure at McDonogh #32, I have implemented a Blended Learning educational program.   Blended Learning is our response to intervention.  It enables us to provide individualized education for K-8th grade students so we are able to remediate and accelerate our students at scale.  At McDonogh #32, we are committed to our mission to educate the whole child with rigorous instruction, community involvement, and positive school culture.  

I am humbled to lead a dedicated staff at McDonogh #32.  Our team works hard and smart to provide a rich learning experience for our students.   Our learning community is data-driven and results oriented.  We believe all students can achieve at high expectations, through adequate services and supports.  Every school day, our learning community commits to the motto,  “Take care of yourself, take care of each other, take care of this place where everyone teaches and learns.”  I know success is our destiny and look forward to doing the necessary work with students, families, and this learning community.  

Let’s have a G.R.E.A.T.! year Eagles!

Danielle Williams-Woods, Principal