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Dr. Wood has been an educator for over 10 years, having worked in both the public and private sectors. Over the course of her career, she has worked as an elementary literacy teacher, instructional coach, and educational consultant. Dr. Wood received her Ph.D from Vanderbilt University, where her research interests centered on critical literacy, with an emphasis on the reading experiences of young Black male readers. In addition, she has published multiple articles on the topic of critical literacy. 
In an effort to continue to be a part of the training of our future and current teaching force, she also works as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Universities.
Dr. Wood is a proud graduate of Oakwood College (now University) (BBA) and Johns Hopkins University (MAT).

Published articles: 
Wood, S. & Jocius, R. (2014). Beyond fun and games: Using an iPad as a tool for critical responseThe Reading Teacher, 68(2).

Wood, S. & Jocius, R. (2013). Combating “I hate this stupid book”: Critical literacy and black males. The Reading Teacher, 66(8).

      *Recipient of 2014 Virginia Hamilton Essay Honor Award*

Jocius, R., Self, E. & Wood, S. (2015). Critical readers and responders using the common core standards. e-Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction, 2(2).

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