Mr. Martin: Principal

Mrs. Cruz: School Secretary and Paraprofessional

Jessica Bird: School Clerk

Mrs. Bishop: Kindergarten and Early Kindergarten  

My name is Mariah Bishop and I am the kindergarten teacher at Woodman School. I am so excited to get to know you and your children.

I was born and raised here in Montana and have spent most of my life in Missoula. I attended Montana State University for three years before transferring to the University of Montana to complete my degree in Early Childhood Education. While attending the university, I was employed at the Learning and Belonging Preschool as a preschool aide and at Woodman School as a substitute teacher. I have worked with students in preschool through third grade, but especially love working with kindergarteners and helping foster their love for learning.

I enjoy spending time in the outdoors - camping, paddle boarding, floating the river, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, etc. My fiancé and I take our two mini Australian Shepherds, Rosco and Dobby, everywhere that we can. We also enjoy playing board games, traveling, and going to amusement parks.  

Mr. Mitchell 1st and 2nd Grade

Mrs. Wilson: Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Mrs. Wilson: 

I have been teaching since beginning my Education degree at LCSC in 1991; multiple ages and stages. I also spent many years in the fire suppression world of the USFS, educating pre-K-adults. I have a history minor and reading endorsement (K-12). I grew up in rural, north central, Idaho. I have a great love of all things outside and all seasons. My husband Mark is a fire management officer, so I am often a single parent much of the year. We have 2 sons, Jace and Trevor and a big, yellow lab named Tank. We are often found off the grid, outside in the middle of chaos and adventure. 

Ms. Gruba 6th, 7th, and 8th grades 

Miss Schnarr - Music and Afterschool Program 

Dr. Lipkind: Missoula County Superintendent of Schools

My name is Erin Lipkind and I am the Missoula County Superintendent of Schools. I am elected by the citizens of Missoula County to oversee the rural school districts in the county. In particular, I work with school districts that do not have a superintendent or a principal, and sometimes I assist districts that have just a principal but no superintendent at the request of the school board or principal. I also assist the library and manage the library collections at Woodman and Sunset Schools.