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Channing Wagner, Principal

I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Averett University, where I received my Master’s in Administration and Leadership.

The 2023-2024 school year will mark my 12th year in education! Prior to stepping into my role as principal, I  proudly served as the Assistant Principal at Ecoff Elementary for 5 consecutive years. Going back even further in my educational journey, I have served as both a Math Title I teacher and classroom teacher.

In addition to my role as an educator, I am also a proud wife and mother. I have lived in Chesterfield County my entire life and attended Chesterfield County Public Schools for elementary, middle and high school. My husband Shawn and I have three children – Tyler (9), Jack (6) and Brett (3).On the weekends and over the summer, you’ll find us traveling in our camper and cheering our boys on the sidelines at baseball. I am so excited to serve the Woolridge community!

Mrs. Melanie Nuckols

Melanie Nuckols, Assistant Principal

I am so excited to serve the Wildcat Community as the Assistant Principal of Woolridge Elementary School! After receiving my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Teaching from the University of Virginia, I taught grades ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade in Fredericksburg City Schools. I later became an Elementary Literacy Coach while earning my Reading Specialist and Administration & Supervision endorsements from the University of Mary Washington. Since moving back to my hometown of Chesterfield, I have served as Reading Specialist at J.G. Hening Elementary, Instructional Designer at Spring Run Elementary School, and Assistant Principal at Chesterfield’s Virtual School and Harrowgate Elementary. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two children.

I am looking forward to a great school year. I cannot wait to partner with students, families, and the community to continue the tradition of excellence at Woolridge Elementary!