• Welcome to the Doyle School! I am truly honored to serve the Wood-Ridge Blue Devils community as the Principal of CED. My goal is to support our school's already strong tradition of excellence, while continuing to foster a culture of learning and enhance the educational experiences of our students. As a school community, we will continue to work together to support our students and create opportunities that will empower them to be active learners, thinkers, questioners, problem-solvers, and global citizens as they develop growth mindsets, their curiosity, and a love of learning.

    Doyle School offers many exciting opportunities through our academic and extracurricular programs. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated and professional faculty and staff that work extraordinarily hard to create an outstanding learning environment. Our course offerings, lesson plans, and curriculum aim to engage the hearts and minds of our primary students, unleash their creativity, and challenge them to think critically and apply knowledge in new and innovative ways.

    We regularly update our website to provide important information about our school and upcoming events, so I invite you to access the various areas of it to find information relative to CED and the Wood-Ridge School District. For additional updates and highlights throughout the year, please follow us on Twitter (@doyle_school) and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School).  Families are also encouraged to refer to the Student Handbook and district policies, as many of your questions can also be answered there.

    My door is always open to students, families, staff, and community members for any questions, concerns, ideas, or suggestions you may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email (Lschmitt@wood-ridgeschools.org) or through the Main Office if I can be of assistance to you or your child in any way.

    Looking forward to a terrific school year!


    Yours in Education,


    Lara Schmitt