Dr. Wood is a life-long educator in the field of special education, having served as a teacher, curriculum consultant, school principal, college professor and director of exceptional student services. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and is a biographee in Who’s Who in America, the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Educators. He is also a recipient of the National Leadership Award from the Institute for Educational Leadership, as well as the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. As an administrator in a large, suburban Denver school district, he hosted visitors from foreign countries as they sought out America’s best programs for challenged students, and founded an alternative school for immigrant teenagers in conjunction with the Program of Mexican Communities Abroad. He is a member of the Lakeland Alliance on Accessibility and serves as the Transition Coordinator at the Lakeland Institute for Learning. He and his wife have two daughters, one of whom has exceptional needs.