Carol Woods is a retired English and French teacher living in Sonora, CA.
She graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA in 1978 with a degree in American Studies and completed her teaching credential year in the Bay Area Writing Project at UC Berkeley in 1980, getting a Master’s in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the then Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1995.
She spent most of her 40-year teaching career in the Mother Lode, primarily at Sonora High. She also taught abroad, in the Peace Corps first in Niger (1983-85) and later in Poland (1990-93). She did a Fulbright teaching exchange year in Brittany in France from 2002-2003.
Her interests include singing, theater, quilting, and swimming. She directs the Tuolumne County Poetry Out Loud program and volunteers with Meals on Wheels.