Michelle Wood came to Odyssey Charter School in 2015-2016 teaching one of our 2nd grade classes. For 11 years she previously taught at Kemp Primary in Clayton County. She was nominated for teacher of the year in 2008 and has been employee of the month many times in the last 11 years at her previous school. For the last 3 years, her reading and math test scores have been consistently the highest on her entire grade level. In addition, she started and headed a Drama Club for first and second graders at Kemp Primary. This club helped promote learning with adding fun and acting to the mix.
Michelle Wood graduated from Georgia State University in 2004 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She says she has always wanted to be a teacher. However, when her daughter was younger, there was a teacher named Ms. Linda. Ms. Linda had an abundance of love for teaching and was very devoted to her students and their families. She worked hard to make sure every individual student was loved and learned what they needed in a supportive and caring atmosphere. Michelle says that Ms. Linda was the one person who inspired her the most in teaching.
Michelle Wood is married to a wonderful and caring man named Ricky Wood. They have two beautiful children. Their son, Devon Wood, attends Our Lady of Mercy High School and is very active in sports, especially the football team. Their Daughter, Casey Carr, is presently attending cosmetology school. Last, but surely not least, she has a beautiful 4 year old granddaughter, Ansleigh, who is an incredible joy in her life. Michelle says that one day she plans to buy a beach house in St. Augustine, Florida and become a full time beach bum! She said if she had to pick a letter of the alphabet that describes her the best, she would pick “I”. She says that she is idealistic, intelligent, inquisitive, imaginative, and works hard to “inspire” others. Michelle Wood and her entire family are HUGE University of Alabama fans (Roll Tide!) and she plans to make her classroom a winning team in the same tradition of the Crimson Tide.