Grade 1 teacher Rizza Wood has been teaching for 20 years and holds a Master of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from State University of New York at Buffalo, along with a Bachelor of Secondary Education from Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines.
Mrs. Wood has been with Concordia since July 2013 and has been one of the pillars of our Elementary School program.
“The support from the administration, especially from my Principal, is what I most appreciate about Concordia, along with the camaraderie amongst the teachers and the sense of community.”
Herself an ongoing learner, she has continually bolstered her credentials through ongoing professional development, having most recently attended the Reading and Writing Institutes at Teachers College, Columbia University
Other Professional Development she has pursued include an EAL Conference: Elements of ELL Support by Virginia Rojas; Google Tech Conferences; National Conference for Differentiated Instructions; Writing Essentials for PS - G6 Classrooms by Mark Glover; Online PD by Staff Development for Educators; RTI (Response to Intervention): Reading Strategies That Work and Teaching Writing K- 3.
Prior to joining Concordia, Mrs. Wood has taught in international schools around the world, including China, Thailand and the Philippines.
Her husband, to whom she has been married for 20 years, is an executive chef, and they enjoy learning about life and other cultures through travel.
Mrs. Wood loves to read, dance, and explore new places.