Principal's Page

  • This is my 19th year with the APW School District, and I hope to spend many more years here working with our wonderful kids--and they truly are wonderful kids. My educational journey began several years ago when I obtained my Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Jefferson Community College. From there I transferred to Oswego State and obtained my Bachelor's Degree in English Education followed by my Master's Degree in Reading Education K-12. I was awarded my Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Administration through Oswego as well. I began here as a teacher and spent many years in the classroom as a high school English teacher as well as a few years as the assistant principal at the high school. From there I was the co-principal at the elementary school until last year when I became the sole principal at the elementary school. 

    I believe our purpose is to prepare students academically, socially, civilly, and emotionally for life in and beyond school. I enjoy corresponding with parents concerning our children. I believe working with parents enhances the success of our kids.

    We continue to work on our core instructional program that consists of strategically planned standards based units from which teachers develop their lesson plans. Our priorities for the upcoming school year include data analysis that will yield information that will enable us to have very specific academic plans catered to the needs of individual students. I am looking forward to seeing the positive results of these efforts and looking forward to a future full of growth.

  • My educational journey started when I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.  I taught pre-school in Rochester for Crestwood Children’s Center.  Then I went on to earn my Master’s degree in Special Education from SUNY Geneseo.  When I moved to the Syracuse area, I worked as an elementary special education  teacher with OCM BOCES.  I taught for fifteen years at BOCES before I moved on to administration.  I earned my Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Administration with SUNY Oswego and worked as an assistant principal at Oswego City High School.  Now I am excited to go back to my elementary roots.  Elementary is where we set students up for success by teaching the academic content, social skills, and coping strategies which children will rely on.  I look forward to working with you and your student this year.

Principal Woolson
  • Julie Woolson
    Elementary Principal
    p: (315) 625-5260





Dawn Cooley
  • Dawn Cooley
    Elementary Assistant Principal
    p: (315) 625-5260