Melissa Wood

K-3 Assistant Director

Recently moved positions from teaching to administration and in my second year as an Assistant Director. I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix, where I graduated with Honors and hold a Level 2 Educator License from the State of Utah. This year, I will be beginning my thirteenth year in education. I taught Kindergarten for two years and First Grade for seven years at GFA. Prior to Good Foundations Academy, I taught full day Kindergarten at Christian Heritage School. I love the challenge that Core Knowledge brings students at GFA and seeing students get excited about what they are learning. I hold a deep love for the students that have walked through my door and they always hold a special place in my heart!! My hope for students in the short time that they are at GFA is that they learn, they grow, and they can celebrate their successes!! I have been the First Grade Lead Teacher, the Teacher Representative for the Guardian Committee, and a part of many different committees and teams in my time at GFA. I have been married to my husband Kyle for 20 years and have three children. Noah recently graduated from NUAMES High School and Weber State University with an Associates Degree, and was a graduate of GFA. Bella is a tenth grader at Northridge High School and a graduate of GFA. Kyla is a fifth grader that currently attends GFA. I feel so fortunate to have had my children attend a school where they have learned from the amazing teachers and staff that I have worked with at GFA. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering as the Key Volunteer for my husband's unit in the Utah Air National Guard supporting military families, shopping, traveling, and visiting my favorite coffee spots-Dutch Bros. and Starbucks!! I was the 2014 Good Foundations Academy Teacher of the Year. I was also the 2017 151st Mission Support Group Volunteer of the Year, the 2017 Utah Air National Guard Key Volunteer of the Year, and the 2017 Utah National Guard Service member and Family Support Utah Air National Guard Volunteer of the Year.