Hello, my name is Ryan Wood and this is my fourth year as a 5th grade teacher here at Ellis Elementary. I very much enjoy working here at Ellis where we have a great, hard-working 5th grade team who are dedicated to making the students ready for the transition to middle school.
I am originally from New Orleans where I graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in Business Administration. I also have a degree from Northern Illinois University in Sports Management before I decided to get into teaching.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife Tracy, my daughters Delaney and Averey, my step daughter Quarey, reading, watching and playing sports
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one"