Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Pittsburg (Kansas) State University, 1961; Master of Science in Elementary Education, Pittsburg (Kansas) State University, 1965.
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.
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.
Married Leonard Edgar Wood, October 18, 1942. Children: Michael Wood, Sherry Wood Ruddell, Toni Wood Treaster.