Henry Wood

Henry Wood

Henry Wood has been helping children through 4-H and FFA for more than 20 years.

Now, he wants to extend his volunteerism to all students in the Victoria school district.

Wood is one of three candidates for the Super District 7 seat of the Victoria school district board of trustees. Current board member Michael DiSanto did not file for reelection, leaving the position open.

Wood, a retired chief system operator for South Texas Electric Cooperative, served on several boards throughout his time with the company.

He represented electrical cooperatives across the state as a member of the technical advisory committee for the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas as a grid operator.

He represented electrical committees in Austin from 1996-2015 and chaired subcommittees during that time. His responsibilities included interfacing with the public utilities committee, provide expert testimony, and serve as a resource witness for the Texas Legislature.

“Much of what I was able to do there came because of the skills I was taught in FFA – how to conduct a meeting, rules of order, parliamentary procedures and even the hands-on basic knowledge of electrical systems,” Wood said.

Wood also teaches Sunday school for middle school students at Zion Lutheran Mission Valley church. He has also been a chairman of the Victoria County Adult Leaders Association.

It’s his professional experience and his 23 years of volunteering as a 4-H leader that Wood said would help him be a good addition to the school board.

He enjoys helping children with their 4-H projects, where he said children are taught skills such as determination and teamwork.

He is a team player who can work well with the board for the best interest of the school district, he said.

“I’m not a go-it-alone type of guy – it’s a team-building opportunity. As a school board member, your job is to influence or inspire, and I want to help inspire people,” Wood said.

Amber Aldaco reports on education for the Victoria Advocate. She may be reached at aaldaco@vicad.com or 361-580-6303.

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

Education Reporter

Amber Aldaco is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She's covered various events in the Crossroads including a zoo rescue, a biker funeral and a state meeting with the governor. She enjoys singing with her significant other.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Transparency. Your full name is required.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. And receive photos, videos of what you see.
Don’t be a troll. Don’t be a troll. Don’t post inflammatory or off-topic messages, or personal attacks.

Thank you for Reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.

To subscribe, click here. Already a subscriber? Click here.