Molly Feeney Wood, an alum of Cornell University and Teachers College, Columbia University, taught in the highly regarded PS 199 in New York City Public Schools for several years where she mentored literacy specialists and participated in a variety of action research projects.
Her classroom served as a lab site for visiting teachers, administrators, and coaches from across the globe while they were attending institutes and graduate courses at Teachers College.
She was a key contributor for the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5 by Lucy Calkins where her masterful teaching and students’ work are featured. In her role, she was instrumental in developing units, piloting lessons, offering feedback, and authoring the sessions that appear in the published books.
She’s presented at Saturday Reunion workshops and at local, regional, and national conferences, including NCTE’s Annual Convention. She consults in school districts nationwide where she helps teachers infuse their teaching with meaning, excitement, and purpose as they learn to embrace balanced literacy and workshop teaching.
Her current research and passion projects span best practices in pre-k settings that support play, inquiry, and literacy as well as social activism and media literacy.