Meet Our Assistant Principals
Meet Ms. Nancy Lahey
Nancy Lahey is originally from Lynbrook, New York, but has called Georgia home for 29 years. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Cortland, Nancy began her teaching career in Dekalb County schools, teaching third and fourth grades from 1993-1998. She earned her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Georgia State University in 1997. Nancy was awarded Teacher of the Year at Knollwood Elementary School in 1998.
Ms. Lahey left teaching at the end of 1998 to dedicate her time to her three wonderful children, Zach, Cameron, and Samantha. She returned to her teaching career in 2007 at Hembree Springs Elementary in Fulton County Schools, where she served as a teacher and CST until 2018. She was awarded Teacher of the Year at Hembree Springs in 2012.
Ms. Lahey transitioned to Elkins Pointe Middle School as an Assistant Principal from 2018-2021. Nancy is excited to return to her roots and serve at the elementary school level. She is looking forward to making a positive impact on the students, staff, and community at Woodland Elementary. Go Wildcats!
Meet Ms. Caroline Rawls
I’m Caroline Rawls and I am thrilled to continue serving the students, teachers, families, and school community as Woodland’s Assistant Principal for the 2021-2022 school year. This will be my 7th year as part of the Wildcat family! I have previously served as teacher and Curriculum Support Teacher here at Woodland. I have gotten to know many Woodland families over the past several years here and I look forward to serving you all in a different way!
My career in Education began in North Carolina, when I graduated from North Carolina State University and began teaching first grade 10 years ago. I taught for 4 years there before relocating to Atlanta in 2015. In my time teaching in North Carolina, I also earned my master’s degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University. Reading is one of my passions!
Upon relocation to Atlanta, I began teaching here at Woodland Elementary and earned my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. I was then promoted to Curriculum Support Teacher, which is how I have been supporting the Woodland community for the last few years. This will be my first year as an Assistant Principal, and I am very excited to engage with our school community in this way.
I am originally from a small town in North Carolina called Washington (sometimes affectionately known as “Little Washington”). My husband and I are looking forward to welcoming a baby boy into our family in September of 2021. In my free time, I love to travel and experience new places, people, and food! I also enjoy reading, taking walks with my dog Willow and being on the water!
I believe that families and schools partnering together is one of the best ways that we can support student success for all students. This means I am very focused on relationships and communication with students, staff, and families. I look forward to continuing to serve this community and meeting new faces as well. I know this is going to be a #aWESome school year for us all!