Principal's Message




Dana Coelho

Interim Principal

Welcome to Woodrow Wilson Elementary School where we strive to make learning engaging and fun! I feel extremely fortunate to be the interim principal of a school with such wonderful children, a motivated and dedicated staff, and parents who work with us to create an environment that facilitates student learning through a wide variety of innovative and collaborative methods and activities. Our faculty and staff are highly committed to providing the most rewarding education possible and making the process of learning an enjoyable experience. Your child's education is our top priority!  We look forward to working together with you to make your child’s educational experience a positive one.

The Waterbury Public School District Curriculum guides the high quality instruction that takes place every day in the classrooms at Wilson School.  Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards which promote 21st Century learning skills. 

As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, the teachers continue to use researched-based strategies to promote high student achievement through the integration of the workshop model, blended learning, small group instruction, and project-based learning during which students engage in opportunities to collaborate, communicate, think critically, problem solve, explore, and be creative. We feel strongly that the initiatives already in place, provide a strong foundation for exceptional learning.  This along with the support of our families and community makes Wilson School an amazing place to learn, work, and grow.

Parental involvement in our school community is most welcomed and encouraged.  Research demonstrates that such involvement is the number one factor in determining student success in school.  Parental involvement can take many forms. First and foremost, parental involvement means getting children to school every day and getting them there on time.  Daily attendance matters! Read to your child every evening. This helps students build their vocabulary and love of reading, as well as impressing the importance of reading. Being present to monitor student homework, providing a quiet place for homework completion and being informed about progress and grades are all important to student success. 

Please visit our website often, as well as stay connected to Parent Square for the latest and most up-to-date information about Wilson and Waterbury Public Schools.  Be sure to check out our Wilson monthly newsletter full of helpful reminders and exciting current events, also posted on our school webpage.

We appreciate you being a positive team partner in our Wilson learning community.  The faculty and staff look forward to a great year at Wilson!


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Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
235 Birch St
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203.573.6660

Fax: 203.573.6663