All of our after-school instructors are dedicated teachers with something meaningful to share with our children. They embody the Woods' Mission, which is to empower students to achieve their full potential in academics and in all areas of their lives.

Emily Behr

Emily Behr, RYT-200 and trained Kids Yoga teacher, has been teaching yoga for over 6 years. In Emily's classes, kids of all ages enjoy movement and mindfulness through classes specifically curated for the age-group. Learn basic yoga elements through age-appropriate breath-work techniques, games, storytelling, and creative visualization, all approached in a fun, exciting way!

Jake Weaver and Karoline Mangra


Hello! My name is Jake Weaver. I’m a Siler City, NC native and Jordan Matthews High School Alumni. I am so excited to announce that I will be the new Director of Before & After School Programming here at Woods Charter School. A little about myself, I am twenty-one years old have worked with children for almost 7 years. I started out my career of childcare at the Boys & Girls Club in SIler City as a Teen Volunteer and within a year of dedication and volunteerism, I was offered a job as a Program Leader. After I graduated from High School in 2016, I began working with the YMCA. I was placed here, at Woods Charter, as a Site Coordinator. Now, I will be transiting from the YMCA to become Woods Charter’s Director of Before and After School Programming. In addition to working full-time, I will continue attending CCCC as a part-time student majoring in Elementary Education. I cannot wait to work with some familiar faces, and meet some new ones!


Hi, my name is Karoline I am seventeen years old and I am a senior in high school.  I enjoy doing arts of different forms. I like pottery, small wood work, photography and computer graphics. I plan to study dentistry in the near future, and my goal is to go to school for orthodontics. I would like to continue studying sign language in hopes of using it in my career setting.

 I had the privilege of volunteering at my community church tending to school age and pre-school kids in addition to volunteering at Woods Charter Summer Camp. These experiences allowed me to grow socially and develop my leadership skills. Moving forward, I hope to gain an enriching job experience while working with Woods Charter School's after-school program!