Welcome back Mustangs! I am thrilled to return for my sixth year at Magnolia West! I hold a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English & Creative Writing from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Go CRU!).   

  This year I will be teaching both 9th grade Advanced ELA 1 and senior IB Literature 4, offering tutorials in both for each of my students.  

  The 2019 school year marks my thirteenth year in education.  My background in education is mixed with experience as a UIL One-Act play director, Theatrical Design adviser, journalism coach, and teaching all four sections of ELA.  I am excited to continue working with the West Academic UIL Theatrical Design students, and I am excited to continue preparing for our winning academic season!

  I moved to Magnolia 5 years ago with my husband of 20 years, our 19 year old son who is a member of the Magnolia West alumni Class of 2019.  I am the proud dog parent of a dachshund and American bulldog duo.  The Magnolia community has shown our family overwhelming love and support in the short time we have been here, and we look forward to another wonderful year as Mustangs.

  To my freshman fish, follow me and JUST KEEP SWIMMING!  To my seniors, I can't wait to meet you and begin our journey into your final frontier as high school students.  

WE Stand Together! WE Strive Together! WE Succeed Together!


My class schedule for the 2019-20 School Year is as follows:

1st Period -  Advance ELA 1

2nd Period – Planning Period ELA 1

3rd Period -  IB Literature 4

4th Period – IB Literature 4

5th Period - Advanced ELA 1

6th Period - Conference

7th Period – Advanced ELA 1

Tutorials offered after school Wednesdays 2:40-3:15

Advisory ELA Advanced 1 - Tuesdays & Thursdays

West Hour B Block for Senior IB Literature - Mondays and Fridays

Wednesday - Freshman Character Strong Advisory Period

Woodward's Classroom Expectations:

1) Be on time, prepared for learning both physically and mentally EACH day using a positive attitude toward classmates and teacher.

2) Use ALL class time productively, even without specific directions or my presence.

3) SHOW respect when I and others are speaking; be patient, courteous, take notes and ask questions whenever help is needed.

4) Follow directions posted, or given out loud.

5) Get the teacher's attention respectfully.

6) Do YOUR best work; check your product, complete assignments on time, KEEP graded work, ask for work if absent by using the classroom system.

7) Take care of YOUR own belongings and respect the belongings of others (classmates AND teachers).

Looking forward to a great year! Everyday is a new day in Mrs. Woodward's room!

I am joining the technology generation this year! Please follow me on TWITTER @nieves_woodward for updates on what is happening in the IB Lit 4 & Advanced ELA 1 classrooms as we continue to use rigorous, creative and exciting instruction techniques to Do School Different  #DSD