Administration Team

Joseph A. Wood
Indian Trail Elementary School is proud to introduce Mr. Joseph A. Wood as our new principal. Mr. Wood is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Seneca High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and his graduate degree from Indiana University Southeast. Mr. Wood has been an educator in JCPS for over 19 years. During these years, he served 12 years at Atkinson Elementary where he taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. For the next five years he served Carter Traditional Elementary in the capacity of 4th grade teacher. Mr. Wood served in leadership capacities during all his assignments during his teaching career. Most recently, Mr. Wood held the position of Assistant Principal at Layne Elementary.

Mr. Wood states, “I believe that parent involvement is a crucial component for the development and growth of our students. I let my students know that I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. If I can make it so can they with dedication and hard work.”

Mr. Wood is committed to making sure we have the appropriated curriculum to challenge and inspire our students to learn and he invites each parent and/or guardian to take an active part in their student’s education.

Mr. Wood and his wife Shantell are proud parents of Mariah an I.U.S. student, Joseph II a student at JCTMS and a member of the All County Band, and Shania a student at Carter Traditional and a member of Future Problem Solving Team. They have finally persuaded Mr. Wood to add a new member to the family. They will soon have a dog as a pet.
Assistant Principal
Jo Ann Byrd

Hi, my name is Jo Ann Byrd and I am the Assistant Principal. I am going into my 9th year as an Indian Trail Cardinal. Previously I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades here at Indian Trail. I received my Bachelor of Sciences degree in Elementary Education at Midway College and a Masters in Elementary Education with a Leadership certificate at Indiana University Southeast. Currently, I attend Indiana University Southeast where I am finishing a Reading Specialist license.

My husband and I have been married for over 29 years and have three children together ages 25, 21, and 16 and a Golden Retriever age 12. My hobbies include reading, photography, and zumba.

It is a pleasure to continue serving the Indian Trail community where all students graduate prepared to reach their full potential and contribute to our society throughout life.
Assistant Principal
Erica R. Woolridge

I am excited and overjoyed to be the Assistant Principal at Indian Trail Elementary MicroSociety Magnet School. I love learning and I am excited to share that love of learning with the students at ITEMMS. I am from Louisville and a Proud graduate of JCPS, Iroquois High School Class of 1988. I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Louisville (GO CARDS!!) in Occupational Training and Development. I have also received Masters degrees from the following schools:

Indiana Wesleyan University - Master of Management (Business)

Kentucky State University
Masters of Art in Teaching in Learning & Behavior Disorders K-12

Spalding University
Master of Education in School Guidance Counseling

Certification in Computer Education

I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Organizational Management from the University of Louisville.

I am happily married to Donald L. Woolridge, Sr. for over 26 years and he is also a JCPS graduate from Louisville Male High School class of 1987. We have two amazing children who are now young adults; Daphne Leigh a 2016 graduate of Louisville Male High School and currently teaching middle school English at JCPS and our son Don Jr. a 2019 graduate of Louisville Male High School and 2023 graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree Communications with a minor in Electronic Media Broadcasting. I also have the MOST adorable granddaughter Sevyn Rose Marie who we are so in love with and twin grandsons Kingston Phillip & Kyree David. The Woolridge Family are die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers Football fans and I love all things U of L! I am a proud member of the Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

My door is always open and I pride myself on making myself available to help all students! I look forward to serving the students of our school!

School Counselor
Professional School Counselor
3709 East Indian Trail
Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: 502-485-8268
Fax: 502-485-8268