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Vanessa Wood


Military Service

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class


6 years served


Seeking a career in any profession


Fredericksburg, VA

About Vanessa

Dr. Vanessa K. Wood completed her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2017 and started her public education career in 2009. Dr. Wood serves as a contributing faculty member for Walden University's Riley College of Education and Leadership.
Dr. Wood has served in elementary, middle, high, rural, suburban, and urban public schools and possesses educational endorsements in English 6-12, Health & PE PreK-12, Admin and Supervision PreK-12, and Family & Consumer Science.
Dr. Wood has authored or co-authored the following publications:

Wood, V. K. (2017). Local homeless education liaisons encourage students’ success: A qualitative descriptive case study (Publication No. 10602230) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Wood, V. & Finkelstein, M. (2020). Training homeless education liaisons to support the academic needs of homeless students. Journal of Education and Training, 7(1), 12-28. doi:10.5296/jet.v7i1.15275

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3 months ago

What is the best way to gain a full-time position in higher education?

I have numerous adjunct positions and teach in K12, but I want to leave K12 and become a full-time faculty...

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