George H. Wood is Superintendent of Federal Hocking Local Schools and Principal of Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio and serves as the Executive Director of The Forum. Dr. Wood's 30-year career in public education includes work as a classroom teacher, school board member, professor of education, and school principal.
He is the Founding Director of Wildwood Secondary School in Los Angeles and has served as principal of Federal Hocking for 17 years. Federal Hocking is a rural school in Appalachian Ohio which has been recognized as a Coalition of Essential Schools Mentor School, a First Amendment School, and as one of America's 100 Best by Readers' Digest. He authored Governor Ted Strickland's (OH) K-12 Education Transition Paper as well as the books Schools That Work, Time to Learn, and Many Children Left Behind (ed. with Deborah Meier) (http://www.forumforeducation.org/conveners/george-h-wood).