About the Campus


A Message from the Principal

Dear Woodridge Families:

Welcome to Woodridge Elementary and Alamo Heights ISD.  This is a great place for students to learn and grow, where staff and parents are committed to a partnership that helps students reach their potential and a community that values and supports education!

We have more than 900 first through fifth grade students who come to school each day with a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. More than 90 experienced and caring staff members are dedicated to building a culture where students not only learn, but also build friendships and create memories that last a lifetime.  Dedication to Woodridge is apparent in the volunteers at school, which includes everything from shelving books in the library, reading in a classroom, tutoring students in math, working at the annual fall carnival to serving on a number of campus committees.  The result of this involvement is a culture in which staff, students and parents become the Woodridge family.
If you are part of the Woodridge family, I know you share my sense of pride in our school.  If you are not already a part of the Woodridge family, then I invite you to visit us and see why Woodridge is indeed, a wonderful place for students to learn and grow!

A little bit about myself:
I was born in Austin, Texas and have lived in Texas all of my life, except for my college years in Arizona.  I have my BA in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and MA from Sam Houston State University.  I am married to my husband, Keith, and between the two of us we have three children and five (soon to be six) grandchildren.  When I’m not at school I love to read, shop, watch or attend sporting events and spend time with my family.
I strive to keep children’s success at the heart of everything I do.  I have high expectations for myself, as well as for our students and staff.  I take great pride in leading with integrity and value communication and parental support.  I look forward to working together to make this year a HUGE success!

Debbie Garinger

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