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Lee Wood

EDUCATION • M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee • B.S. in Liberal Arts Excelsior College • Associate of Arts Degree Milwaukee Area Technical College ENROLLED • Cohort 5

LOCATION • Milwaukee, Wis.

Lee Wood is an assistant principal in the Milwaukee Public School District. He has worked in the Milwaukee Public School District for approximately 20 years. During his time at Milwaukee Public Schools, he also served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years, retired in 2017. Over this time, he has experienced many different circumstances that have resulted in many different beliefs regarding education. The idea that stands out the most is that education is the key to existence and economic growth. He received his knowledge in the Milwaukee Public School District, he enjoys teaching and being around the young men and women from the same area where he still resides. This allows him to see his students’ goals and teach them the truth about the obstacles they may face as they attempt to achieve these goals. Leden feels the primary purpose of education is the overall development of a student. Its purpose is to develop a student into a complete, whole, and integrated person. His desire to prepare children for the future has pushed me to establish creative ways to reach the students and teach them from a perspective they can understand and to which they can relate. The reason the Ed.D. program was so captivating to him aligned with his vision to be a transformational leader and get all community stakeholders to prepare students for college and careers. He will inspire and empower students to excel academically and socially while preparing them to be productive citizens and future leaders. Leden strives to provide a nurturing and safe environment that fosters a rigorous academic and technical curriculum to prepare students to become lifelong learners.

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