Humans of Laker Nation: Mr. Woodberg


Joanna Murga

Q: When did you come to WBHS?

A: “So I’ve been a teacher at WBHS since the fall of 2010.”


Q: What would you say to people just starting out at WBHS?

A: “Enjoy your time here, it tends to go really fast. Take advantage of everything and all the opportunities that you have in front of you because not everyone has those same opportunities.”


Q: What is your favorite thing about being a teacher?

A: “My favorite thing about being a teacher is getting to come in every single day and work with students. It’s the best, very fun to get to know so many different people and work with a lot of great people.”


Q: What is your least favorite thing about being a teacher?

A: “My least favorite thing is getting up early every single day. You know there’s some pros and cons that for sure it is nice to be working but getting up at 5am every day can be tough.”


Q: What makes you smile?

A: “Seeing my students be successful.”


Q: What is your favorite activity?

A: “I really enjoy coaching football. Spending time with my family.”


Q: What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?

A: “When I got married and I was walking out after I got introduced at the receptions, I kinda tripped. That was pretty embarrassing in front of all my family and friends.”


Q: Who do you look up to?

A: “My dad, definitely my dad. My grandfather too, my dad is the reason why I became a teacher because he worked in schools forever when he retired. He was a school social worker, and then my grandfather had a pretty big influence on my life as well in terms of becoming an athlete and sports things like that.”


Q: What was your biggest learning experience?

A: “When I became a teacher I think the biggest learning experience for me was just kind of like figuring out the best ways of methods to do things. There’s always a learning curve with anything you do. You kinda just navigate and figure out what works best for you.”