Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 225
Dr. Patti Wood is associate professor in the curriculum and instruction department of the School of Education at Samford. She has served as the director and faculty advisor for the M.S.E. degree in gifted education and the faculty advisor for the educational specialist program in teacher leadership since 2006. Dr. Wood serves on the executive board of the Alabama Association for Gifted Children and is active with the National Association for Gifted Children. She provides professional development to school districts on how to meet the needs of gifted learners, particularly regarding reading instruction for gifted/advanced readers and differentiation.
- Ph.D. Special Education/Gifted and Talented, University of Alabama
M.A. Communication Disorders, University of Alabama
B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, University of Montevallo
Class AA: Gifted/Talented
Class A: Educational Leadership/Administration
Class A: Speech-Language Impairment
- Member of:
- Alabama Federation Council for Exceptional Children
National Association for Gifted Children
American Education Research Association
Alabama Association for Gifted Children
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Council for Exceptional Children, Talented and Gifted
- Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education Outstanding Teaching Award, 2013
American Educational Research Association Outstanding Dissertation Award for Research on Giftedness and Talent, 2007
National Association for Gifted Children Dissertation Gold Award, 2006
National Association for Gifted Children Most Outstanding Research Paper, 2006
Tommy Russell Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student in Special Education, 2006
Jasper Harvey Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education, 2005
- Hilsmier,A. S., Wood, P. F., Carson, C., Dutton, K., & Johnson, J. (2014). Function-based thinking: Teacher experiences in secondary classrooms. The Educational Collaborative, 4(2), 1-13.
Wood,P. F. (June 2013). Young gifted readers + great books = grand conversations. NAGC Early Childhood Network Newsletter.
Wood, P. F. (2009). Growing young gifted readers: Ideas for both parents and teachers. Understanding Our Gifted, 21(3), 6-8.
Wood, P. F. (2008). Reading instruction with gifted and talented readers: A series of unfortunate events or a sequence of auspicious results? Gifted Child Today, 31(3),16-25.
Wood, P. F. (2007). Reading instruction with gifted and talented readers: The intersection of student perception and teacher practice. Quest, 18(2), 2-7.
- Using Costa’s Levels of Questions to Tier Instruction for the Common Core State Standards, National Association for Gifted Children, Annual Conference, November 2013.
Young Gifted Readers and the Common Core State Standards, National Association for Gifted Children, Annual Conference, November 2013.
At the Corner of Creativity and Affective Needs, National Curriculum Network Conference, The College of William & Mary, March 20, 2013.
Young Gifted Readers + Great Books = Grand Conversations, National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, November 2012.
Action Research: Becoming a Teacher Researcher. National Association for Gifted Children, New Orleans, November 2011.