Woodland writes new chapter at Seaman High School


This year Seaman High School gained many new teachers, one of them being Mr. Colby Woodland.

Woodland grew up in Topeka, and saw what the Seaman community looked like from the outside. When a freshman English teaching job opened, he knew he had to take the opportunity. 

“Growing up I had always seen how close the Seaman community was; I’ve always wanted to be a part of that. I’m very happy that my first teaching job is here,” said Woodland. 

Woodland has been interested in English from a young age. When he decided to pursue a career in education, he knew English was the way to go.

“I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing. I liked writing narratives and persuasive papers in school so that inspired my love for English,” said Woodland. 

While English is a strong love for Woodland, he also enjoyed participating in extracurricular activities in high school.

“In high school I participated in football, track, and debate and forensics,” Woodland said. “Nowadays I enjoy reading, being with my two pets, and reading,” he added.

Being a first year teacher teaching first year high school students, Woodland is very excited to grow in his career at Seaman High.

“I knew I wanted to be a teacher here, and I’m so excited that I’m able to create an impact and help these students in the way that I do.”