Leon County School Board Chair
EXPERIENCE | LEADERSHIP | INTEGRITY
No Standing on the Sidelines
“I am running for re-election because I believe that public schools are the bedrock of our democracy that can ‘lift all boats.’ In this critical moment, it is not the time for me to stand on the sidelines and hope everything will be ‘okay.’ In good conscience, I can’t do that”
I’m working to:
- Provide every child with a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging place to learn.
- Treat and trust teachers as professionals, compensate them fairly and allow them to teach their craft without fear.
- Ensure students are taught unvarnished history–the good, the bad and the ugly.
- Stock our school libraries and classrooms with books and materials that expose children to different points of view and cultures.
- Focus our resources on our youngest learners for their life-long success.
- Emphasize hands-on learning approaches that teach critical thinking and problem solving.
- Provide multiple college and career pathways for students to have a fulfilling and bright future.
- Incorporate more sustainability practices and learning opportunities for students
“We Need to Keep Her Strong Voice and Vision for our Children on the School Board”
Rocky Hanna, Superintendent, Leon County Schools
“As a former principal and now a school board member,
I’ve learned to expect the unexpected and move forward with strength and compassion.”
“This job is a perfect fit for my passion for kids and my 36-year leadership experience as a teacher and principal. I love interacting with students and advocating for Leon County Schools.”
“Ms. Wood is a strong advocate for ALL children and is not afraid to speak up to protect them. She defends marginalized students who tend to be targets of bullying. She led the charge to make sure Leon County Schools picked a historically accurate K-5 Social Studies curriculum. She also defended keeping the book, “I Am Billie Jean King” in elementary school libraries, which won with a 5-0 vote.”
Dr. Jennifer Koslow, PhD in History from UCLA and parent of two students who have always attended Leon County Public Schools
“When Rosanne Wood believes in something, she makes it happen! She pushed for the new IB Primary Years Program at Hartsfield Elementary Magnet School for International Studies, which is going to be a game-changer for the surrounding community. She has championed a new Sustainability Committee that promises to save the district money and educate students on ways they can help the environment.”
Dr. Joel Dawson, former principal and science coordinator for LCS