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School Spotlight - Steve Wood, Teri Christensen

Article Date: 
15 November, 2013 (All day)

Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas.  He grew up in Laramie, Wyom.  Growing up he loved being outside with his animals.  Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.  
He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Phoenix.  He was on the president’s and dean’s list through college and was the special education department student of the year at Wyoming University. 
Wood has worked in fast food, at a lumber mill, as well as a mover, maintenance man, trainer with disabled adults, student gym manager, and landscaper.  At Morgan Middle School he has worked as a teacher and special education director.  This is his 16th year in the district.  
Wood also enjoys exercise, fishing, listening to music, reading and writing.  He is interested in ancient archaeology and trivia.  He collects pens, pencils and lighters.  He likes going to church and reading self-help and self-improvement books.  He loves spending time with his family, and would love a fishing trip to New Zealand or Alaska.  
Wood has six children and is helping his wife battle breast cancer.  They live in Washington Terrace.  He loves his job and may never retire.  One thing about him that nobody knows is he loves flowers and likes to water his wife’s flowers because it relaxes him. 
Teri Christensen was born in Orlando, Florida.  She has two younger brothers.  She lived in Florida until she was 14 years old, when her family moved to northern Virginia.  
She graduated from Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia, where she was a “chorus nerd extraordinaire.”  She was in all-state chorus and was the youngest Madrigal ever admitted to the chorus program.  She graduated fourth in her high school class and was Tri-M Music Honor Society President.  
Christensen graduated from Brigham Young University.  She has worked as a library shelf duster, administrative assistant at a law office and an English/Humanities teacher.  She has been with the district for just over one year.  She started out as a substitute teacher and is now one of the media aides at Morgan Middle School.  
She enjoys knitting and reading.  Christensen is the mother of “two redheaded monsters.”  One thing about her that nobody knows is she is practically unstumpable when it comes to naming musical artists/songs from the 1980s.