About Us

Woodburn Press is a family-owned student success company. It is our goal to create resources that are concise, accurate, and relevant to today’s students and parents. We focus on developing content that will improve academic skills, get parents involved, and help students be career and college ready.  We understand that schools have limited resources so we are committed to providing materials that are not only effective, but also very affordable. Because we also understand that counselors, principals, and teachers are extremely busy, another goal of ours is to provide educators with materials that will help make their jobs easier, and that will enable them to make an even greater impact on the lives of their students.

 

History

Linda O’Brien was a school counselor for 20+ years, with a caseload of over 400 students. She tells how she often had students scheduled every 10-15 minutes—not nearly enough time to talk to struggling students about ways they can bring up their grades, or whether or not a student should go to college. She wanted something simple and straightforward she could give to her students that would speak to their problem or concern.

Not finding anything that fit the bill, she started writing her own 30-page booklets to give to her students and parents. That was in 1996. When she discovered that other educators wanted to use these booklets also, Woodburn Press was born. Now 20 years later, our products have grown into the hundreds of items you see on this website. Our booklets, workbooks, pamphlets, posters, displays, and student planners can be found in thousands of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the U.S. and Canada.

Let us know how we can work with you to improve student achievement and help your students reach their potential.

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