Coach Jody Wood retires after 26 years of service

BY MISD

“A career of joy and service” is the best way to explain the life of retiring Coach Jody Wood.  With teaching certificates in Technology Applications, Business Composite and Computer Information Systems, Wood began her career at Fannin Middle School, Amarillo, in 1990.

After six great years of Computer Literacy at Fannin, she taught one-half year for Muleshoe as the Child Development and Teen Leadership teacher in the spring of 1998.

Then Wood had a 20-year stint at Watson Junior High teaching a variety of subjects, but specifically Technology Applications.

It has been a great career for Jody Wood, and a great career also earns many honors. Wood was valedictorian of Crowell High School, Chi Omega President, cum laude at West Texas A&M University and an outstanding business student. She has been named Teacher of the Year twice, once at Fannin Junior High and once for Muleshoe ISD.

Completing 26 wonderful years of joy and service to students, Wood also raised four children and was a head football coach’s wife for 23 years. She coaches tennis at both the junior high and high school and is the current Watson Junior High UIL Coordinator.

We commend Wood for all of her thoughtfulness and accomplishments in her 26 years of service.

Wood’s husband David will be retiring also. Wood and her husband plan to begin the new chapter of their life back on the family farm in Crowell. They will be raising four wonderful grandkids and cattle as they continue the tradition of pickin’ grass and kickin’ around.

Thanks from all the staff at Muleshoe ISD for your devotion, diligence, dedication and work ethic. Congratulations on a career of joy and service!

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