My name is Chad Woodworth. I am originally from the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. I have lived in Bowling Green for the past 20 years or so. 2018-2019 will be my 7th year as a Kindergarten teacher here at Plano. During the 2011-2012 school year I substituted at Plano almost exclusively, filling in long term for two 6th grade teachers. This kept me at the other end of the building from February of 2011 to the last day of school in May. It was an invaluable experience. I graduated from WKU in May of 2011. I am a single father of two boys, Grant (11) and Alec (9). Grant is in 6th Grade and Alec is in 4th Grade right here at Plano, which makes me very happy. I get to see my boys every day. Grant is quite a little actor and full of energy. Alec is a robust, energetic lad and keeps his dad and his big brother on the move. Both of my boys live with the challenge of high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
In my former lives I was a Chef for 25 years as well as a semi-professional Bluegrass musician and Rock musician. I have cooked in fine dining establishments in New York state and in various restaurants in Bowling Green. I have had the pleasure of cooking for a few celebrities and also for Governor Beshear. I play the mandolin, guitar, and bass and love to sing. I love all kinds of music, especially the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Jon Trogden (Plano Special Education Teacher), Emily-Kaye Smith (6th Grade Teacher) and I have a rock/blues band called The Vivation. My role is to play the guitar and sing. We love it.
Teaching is a passion of mine and I look forward to another very rewarding year at Plano in Kindergarten.