Dear Wood Families,
My name is Alison Petralia and it is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself to you as your new principal beginning the 2017-2018 school year. I come to you from Salk Elementary in Merrillville where I was assistant principal for the past four years. Prior to working at Salk, I was a teacher and dean of students in the Lake Central School Corporation and a teacher in the Hammond School District. I have been married for almost seven years to my husband, Nicholas. We have two beautiful children, Dominic, who is three years old, and Annabelle, who is nine months old.
I pride myself in knowing my students and their parents and maintaining positive relationships and communication with them. Relationships and communication are key pieces to academic success for children. My goal is to facilitate new relationships within the John Wood community as well as maintain and improve the relationships already established.
I cannot express in words how truly excited I am to work with the Wood teachers, staff, students, and parents to continue remarkable success.
Enjoy your summer and I will see you in the fall!
John Wood Elementary School