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writer , Elementary educator

Ruby Fern Wood, American writer, retired elementary educator. Certified teacher elementary education, secondary English, reading, literature, social studies, psychology, Kansas. Recipient 1st prize Tulsa Professionalism in Writing Conference, 1991.

Background

Wood, Ruby Fern was born on August 17, 1922 in Strauss, Kansas, United States. Daughter of John Elijah and Mildred Floy (Cole) Morrow.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Pittsburg (Kansas) State University, 1961. Master of Science in Elementary Education, Pittsburg (Kansas) State University, 1965.

Career

Teacher grades 1-8, Cunningham School, Labette County, Kansas, 1939-1941;teacher grades 1-8, Centennial School, Montgomery County, Kansas, 1941-1942;teacher grades 1-8, Overfield School, Montgomery County, 1942-1943;teacher grades 1-8, Foster School, Montgomery County, 1946-1947;teacher grades 1-8, Racob-Wetzel School, Montgomery County, 1955-1958;elementary teacher, Cherryvale (Kansas) Unified School District 447, 1961-1987. President Cherryvale Teachers Association, 1971-1972. Member selection panel Master Teachers Kansas, Emporia, 1983-1985.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher elementary education, secondary English, reading, literature, social studies, psychology, Kansas.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (biography) Pop and Bud, 1981, (history fiction) The Benders-Keepers of the Devil's Inn, 1992. Editor: 10-Year History of the SWC Region of American Association of University Women, 1986, (anthology) Memories of a Country School, 1989. Editor, contributing author: Southeast Kansas: Land of Discovery, 1993.

Religion

Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

Politics

The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Coordinator Heritage 200 Day, Cherryvale, 1976. Guest White House briefing, Washington, 1984. Coordinator special exhibits Cherryvale Museum, since 1980.

Member American Association of University Women (Kansas president 1983-1985), Kansas Authors Club (president 3d district 1989-1993, state president 1995-1997, 1st prize Eisenhower theme 1990), Kansas Council Women, International Platform Speakers Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, research, church work, traveling.

Connections

Married Leonard Edgar Wood, October 18, 1942. Children: Michael Wood, Sherry Wood Ruddell, Toni Wood Treaster.

father:
John Elijah Morrow

mother:
Mildred Floy (Cole) Morrow

spouse:
Leonard Edgar Wood

children:
Michael Wood

Sherry Wood Ruddell Wood

Toni Wood Treaster Wood