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Dr Loftin Woodiel, 6th Homeroom, Pre K-8th Grade Physical Education, Pre K-8th Computer Education, 7th Grade American History, 5th & 6th Grade Geography

Dr Woodiel is a seasoned faith-based educator with a successful track record in student academic preparation and performance. 

Woodiel comes to us from Missouri Baptist University where he served 24 years concluding as a Dean and Senior Professor. Simutaneously, he served Marquette Catholic High School ( 8 years ) as the music and theatre director, and Wee Care Learning Center ( 20 years) serving Pre-K thru school age students as a consultant, grant writer, faculty trainer, and adjunct faculty member. Woodiel is a U.S. Air Force veteran who excelled in three tiers of leadership. 

Woodiel earned 3 undergraduate degrees  from Community College of the Air Force, Southern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University. He additionally holds two graduate degrees from University of Central Oklahoma ( M.A. ) and Saint Louis University ( Ph.D. American Studies).

He lives in Rosewood Heights with his wife, Cindy. They have two grown children, five grandchildren, and a daughter and son-in-law.  All of his grandchildren have either attended, are attending, or are in line to attend OLQP.

Woodiel is active in the community: an avid writer with over 150 publications/presentations; a musical conductor for Alton Little Theater; and a selected member of the Missouri Humanities and State Historical Society Speakers Bureau (



Students will focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers.  Percents, geometry, graphs, problem solving are also presented. Word problems are part of every day’s lesson.


We use a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt textbook to guide us through many Science topics. We cover some Life Science and Physical Science. Some topics we explore include Electricity and Magnetism, Energy and Machines, Atoms and the Periodic Table, Motion and Forces, and Genetics and Heredity.


Students have the opportunity to attend mass every Friday and many opportunities throughout the school year to lead all-school prayers. In Religion class, Sixth graders read and study the Old Testament.


In sixth grade English-Language Arts, students are challenged in their grammar usage, writing style, and comprehension strategies. Daily work challenges students to make their new skills habitual.

Social Studies

We use the Holt series to guide us through the countries of the world. Students study maps and learn the culture, customs and geography of the different countries.