Thursday, February 20, 2014

Meet Richard Woods at our March 10th Meeting

Richard is the son of Jack and Juanita Tucker Woods, both of whom are originally from Irwin County.  During his father's twenty year tour of service in the United States Navy, Richard was born in Pensacola, Florida in August of 1962 and has had the privilege of seeing vast parts of our country for many years.  He is married to Lisha, his wife of twenty-three years.  Lisha has been an educator for twenty-nine years and is currently employed with the Tift County School System.  This educational team currently resides in Tifton, Georgia.   

Richard graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1980.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary education social studies from Kennesaw State University and a Master's degree in educational leadership and supervision from Valdosta State University.  Richard worked for the Irwin County School System for over twenty-two years.  He taught in the classroom for fourteen years, coached various sports, and was awarded the honor of being the 1992 Irwin County High School Teacher of the Year by his peers.  He also had the opportunity to make presentations around Georgia on social studies content, technology usage in the classroom, and peer mediation.  During his eight years of administrative assignment, Richard held the positions of assistant principal, principal, and K-5 curriculum director, Pre-K director, system home school director and hospital homebound director.   

Richard is a member of Northside Baptist Church in Tifton, Georgia.  As a member of Northside, he served as either a teacher or director in the Youth Department for fourteen years.  He is an ordained deacon and has written learning activities for various children, youth, adult, and mission church groups.  He is presently the founder and owner of ShareWear LLC.

Richard Woods  will be our guest speaker at the March 10th meeting at the Country Inn & Suites.  Our meeting will begin at 6:00pm. 

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