Music Teacher, Choir Director
Mrs. Wood, originally from Texas, began her teaching career in Lawton in 1983, as the music teacher at Country Club Heights Elementary. Early in her 16th year, she moved to Eisenhower Junior High School where she taught choir for 10 years. During this tenure, she was involved in the transition from junior high to middle school. Wood then moved to Eisenhower High School where she was the choral director for 10 years. Mrs. Wood retired from LPS in 2019 after 36 years.
Wood received her Bachelors of Music Education from Oklahoma Christian College, OKC, in 1981, a Masters of Music from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, in 1985, a Masters of Music Education (emphasis Kodály) from the University of OK, Norman, in 1994, and a Masters of Education (Instructional Technology) in 2001.
In 2008, Wood received National Board Certification status and was Nationally Board Certified in music for 10 years. Wood was named a LPS Champion for Children in 2001, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her Alma Mater, Oklahoma Christian University Dept of Music in 2010, was awarded the 2012 Educator in the Arts Award by the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council, and was recognized with the Eisenhower High School Golden Eagle Award in 2015 and 2019.
Throughout her career, Mrs. Wood has had a significant number of students consistently selected for both All Region and All State Honor Choirs. Her choirs and students regularly received SUPERIOR ratings in contests; including performance, sight reading, and Solo & Ensemble.
When not busy with choir and music activities, Mrs. Wood enjoys reading and sewing, and spending time with her husband. She is involved with her church’s audio ministry and each year directs an award winning youth church choir for Leader Training for Christ at Western Hills Church of Christ. She is the proud mother of two wonderful young men and has a beautiful daughter-in-law and a fabulous grandson.