GREENWICH, Conn. – Carleen Wood has been appointed special education administrator for the Greenwich School District.
Wood returns to Greenwich Public Schools after leaving in 2007 for a position as assistant director of special education for the Darien Public Schools. As an educator for 27 years, Wood has accumulated extensive teaching and administrative experience in special education.
“We are excited to welcome Carleen Wood back to the Greenwich Public Schools. Her colleagues in Darien are reluctant to see her go, and for good reason,” said Superintendent of Schools William S. McKersie.
“Wood is an experienced special educator and has a deep understanding of the many facets of the program, including statutes and legislation, instructional models and strategies for diverse learners, managing the demands on staff, and supporting students and parents throughout the process.”
Wood began her career as a resource room teacher in the Stamford Public Schools in 1987 and became a special education facilitator in 2000. She also served as consultant on the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards National Advisory Committee (NAC) – Exceptional Needs Division (1998-1999), where she read and analyzed the exceptional needs standards for the NAC.
She became a program coordinator for special education for the Greenwich Public Schools in 2002 and in 2004, she became assistant principal at Cos Cob School before transferring to Glenville School in 2006.
Wood received a bachelor’s in special education from Southern Connecticut State University, a master’s in special education consultation and collaboration from Fairfield University and a certificate of advanced study from the University of Connecticut.