New Principal Named for Woodway Elementary

Nicole Grygar has been named principal of Woodway Elementary for the 2023-24 school year. She is an educator with a passion for empowering educators to be creative, innovative, and driven in order to meet the needs of each student.

Headshot of Nicole Grygar with gray backdrop.

“Mrs. Grygar is committed to campus growth in academics, performance, and teacher retention,” said Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen. “She also has a special commitment and understanding of the Woodway Elementary community; she taught at Woodway for seven years.”

In 2013, Grygar began her Midway career at Woodway Elementary as the science lab teacher and worked several years as a classroom teacher from 1st to 4th grade. In 2014, she was a state finalist for the President’s Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and won TMA’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. One of her proudest moments at Woodway was being named the 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Midway ISD.

Grygar has served the students, teachers, and families in Midway ISD for the past decade and just completed her 16th year in education. She is currently the assistant principal of Hewitt Elementary and is excited to return to the families and staff of Woodway Elementary to serve as principal.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Sam Houston State University, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University, and she is a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Grygar and her husband, Brent, have three children in Midway ISD spanning from 3rd grade to 7th grade.

Jun 20, 2023