Phone: (208) 667-5996


Degrees and Certifications:

Melisa LaPrath - Principal

I am excited to join Woodland Middle School, the Coeur d'Alene School District and to come back home. I am beginning my 21st year in education. I started in education as a classified staff member working in the office and one-on-one with students. I have taught ELA and Social Studies at the middle and high school level, an instructional coach, and most recently the principal of Union School, a 6-12 school in the Nampa School District. I am very excited to be returning to the middle school level. I look forward to providing a positive, safe, and engaging learning environment for the community at Woodland Middle School.  
I have lived and worked for the past 18 years in the Treasure Valley, where I was born and raised. My husband and I began our lives together in Coeur d'Alene, his hometown. We are extremely excited to return to our roots and to be a part of the amazing community in Coeur d'Alene.