Meet Mrs. Wood
Hello and welcome to my web page!
I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself.
I grew up in Hamburg, NY where I lived with my parents, Richard and Paulette Scafetta, and my sister Mary Kate. After graduating from Hamburg High School, I attended Erie Community College and earned my Associate's Degree. I then went on to Buffalo State College where I received both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education and Reading. I currently hold NYS Teaching Certification N-6 with a 7-12 extension in English. I reside in East Aurora with my two beautiful children-- Dyllan, age 15, Landri, age 12, and my Husband, Jimmy.
I have been teaching at Pioneer Middle School since 1997. That means I am in my 21st year here at Pioneer! I began teaching on the 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Multi-Level Team where I taught ELA and Social Studies. I then moved on to teach ELA on the Looping Team, grades 7 & in my 8. This team evolved into the 8 Green team on which I spent many years. 2009 marked another change in my career, to the 8 White Team.
I am an Advisor for a few extra-curricular activities available at the Middle and High School levels: Scholastic Challenge and the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip. In addition, I am the head of the ELA Department at the Middle School.In addition to teaching, I am also a photographer. I enjoy taking photographs of nature--birds, animals, landscapes--It is a hobby that I have improved over the past few years and I enjoy it tremendously. I take photos for all of our district sports' teams, as well as, teams throughout our community. I also photograph HS Seniors and families.In my free time I like to read, travel, camp in the Adirondacks, and of course spend time with my kids and husband. I like Mexican food and I love all kinds of music. When I have time, I enjoy watching my favorite TV shows--Grey's Anatomy, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Chicago Fire.I love teaching and always knew that was what I wanted to do in my life. I find working with students to be a challenging but rewarding daily adventure."Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don’t.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it."