Phone: (910) 436-0009


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Political Science, Gardner-Webb University M.Div. Christian Education, Campbell University OMS Beginning Teacher of the Year - 2021-2022

Mr. Richard Wood

Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!

I am in my second year of teaching at Overhills Middle School, teaching American and North Carolina History. Before going into teaching, I spent most of the last twenty years working with teenagers in a church setting along with leading churches in education ministry. Along with teaching at Overhills, I am an Adjunct Professor of Religion for GWU Online at my alma mater, Gardner-Webb University.

As an educator, my goal is to create effective, efficient, and enjoyable learning experiences that provide each student with the tools necessary to analyze the world around them. I also see myself as a coach to help students set and reach their personal goals.

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife Beth and daughter Megan, traveling, playing my trombone, comic books, television and movies, cooking and attending drum corps shows.