Serving in a Catholic school is truly her vocation. Her own four children attended St. Ignatius, Holy Name and Berks Catholic and were very well prepared for college with the foundation laid by their Catholic education. Dr. Wood’s education included Catholic elementary and high school in Hicksville, NY, where she met her husband of 40 years, Michael Wood. Her Bachelors in Education was earned at CW Post Center of LIU in Brookville, NY, and her Master’s degree was earned at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. For over 24 years Dr. Wood has been in education as an educator and supervisor. She is certified in Elementary education, middle school English and received a Principal certification. Dr. Wood earned her EdD from Neumann University in May 2022 and studied the effect of metacognition and self regulated learning on mathematical achievement in middle school students in her doctoral study. She will apply the results of her study to the students in her school and share the results with other schools in the diocese. She believes in and encourages her students and staff to live our school's mission which is "With faith in our hearts and love for others, we model Christ through service and deed and aspire to excellence in all that we do".