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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Jill Woods made her mind up early that she wanted to be a teacher, she just did not know which route she would go, elementary or secondary. Here in her 18th year of teaching high school she knows she made the right choice. After being inspired by her then called, “Home Ec” teacher in the 10th grade she set her mind out to be just like her. After graduating from the University of North Alabama with her degree in Human Environmental Sciences Education in 2000, she began the career that she still loves and gets excited to go to each day. Mrs. Woods has worked in rural and urban settings. Since making Lawrence County High School her home in 2013 she has completely revitalized the Family and Consumer Science department and program. She has not only kept the only FACS program in the county afloat, but created a successful and thriving program that is growing each year. Mrs. Woods is known for her constant smile, kindness, and unbiased love for all of her students. If nothing else, when a student leaves her class they know Mrs. Woods loves them. She is passionate about family, manners, health, values, and healthy relationships and strives to pass these things on to a generation that doesn’t always get these things at home. Mrs. Woods believes in what she teaches and her students know it. In a time when so many of our older population are complaining about the values and manners of our future generations, Mrs. Woods is working hard to make sure these values, life skills, and common courtesy way of treating others do not become a thing of past.

Mrs. Woods is happily married to her husband Gary. They have 3 children Bailey(11), Pruitt(6), and Emmett(3).