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Welcome Message

Principal’s Message

Hello Tubman Village, 

       My name is Ryan Woodard and I am honored that the Harriet Tubman Village Charter School Board of Education has appointed me as the new CEO/Principal. I welcome the opportunity to serve the Harriet Tubman learning and teaching community and look forward to working with the dynamic staff, dedicated parents and involved community members. Most of all, I look forward to working with our students and partnering with you to strive for excellence within our school.


       I come to this position with several years of experience as an Executive Director and Principal at both charter and traditional TK- 12 schools. Prior to my service as an administrator, I served as a special education classroom teacher for six years years in the elementary and secondary setting. 


I have lived in San Diego area for the past 13 years. My wife Whitney, is also in education and serves as a high school counselor. I have two children named Bryce (4) and Waverly (2). We are always on the go and are exposing them to everything that beautiful San Diego has to offer. 


      I look forward to the opportunity to meet and begin my relationship with the students, staff, and families of the Harriet Tubman Village Charter School community. I can be reached via email at and will be on site full time beginning  in August. Over the next few weeks feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. My door is always open. 


With gratitude,