Dear Wood Road Families-
I am so excited to be a part of Wood Road team! It has been a busy summer already as I work my way into this new role within the district. By way of introductions, I am Anders Rasmussen (Mr. R for most of the kids!) the new principal at Wood Road Elementary School. I am a father of 4 and I live in the Shen district with my wife, who is also a teacher. I have worked in Ballston Spa as an assistant principal at the high school since 2012, and I love being a part of this community. Prior to that, I taught 8th grade English and language arts. I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue my career in this district as part of the Wood Road Family. Thanks for having me!
I am looking forward to spending time getting to know the students, staff, and parents in the coming weeks and learning about the many exciting programs and opportunities. I will be around the building for kindergarten orientation and walkthroughs, so please stop in and say hello.
I can’t say enough how excited and privileged I feel to take on this new position and build on the tradition of excellence at Wood Road. I know that it is a school community filled with a dedicated staff and passionate faculty focused on serving the needs of the our students. I can’t wait to see where the year takes us and all the great things we will do.