George H. Wood

George H. Wood

George H. Wood is Superintendent of Federal Hocking Local Schools in Stewart, Ohio and serves as the Executive Director of The Forum.  Dr. Wood's 30-year career in public education includes work as a classroom teacher, school board member, professor of education, and school principal. 

He is the Founding Director of Wildwood Secondary School in Los Angeles and served as principal of Federal Hocking High School for 21 years.  Federal Hocking is a rural school in Appalachian Ohio which has been recognized as a Coalition of Essential Schools Mentor School, a First Amendment School, and as one of America's 100 Best by Readers' Digest.  He authored Governor Ted Strickland's (OH) K-12 Education Transition Paper as well as the books Schools That Work, Time to Learn, and Many Children Left Behind (ed. with Deborah Meier).

 


The Forum has launched a blog to chronicle the 5,000 hours young people spend in high school. High School Principal and Forum Executive Director George Wood  discusses in his first post, thenoisy, uncivil, and often unruly public debates about health care and reminds us themost fundamental purpose of public education is to prepare our children to take their place as citizens in our democracy.

To read George's blog, 5,000 Hours, click here