Grandpa schools his family at DVSS
A number of the Wood and Gill family walk the halls at Drumheller Valley Secondary School after Dave Wood, a teacher there for 33 years, returned this semester as a substitute.
He joins his daughter Angie Wood-Gill, a sciences teacher, and Angie’s children Jaxon and Randi, Grades 8 and 10, making school a somewhat family affair.
“I guess it’s different,” Randi said when asked what it’s like being in a family full of teachers. “You’re always monitored at school and at home.”
Dave says he’s been enjoying his time back in the school but in a different capacity. He worked his way into the associate principal role at the school before retiring.
“It’s good to be back and to have a light at the end of the tunnel,” he laughs. “I’m pretty familiar with the place.”
The Wood family has a number of teachers in it, but both Randi and Jaxson said they don’t have any interest in continuing the tradition just yet.
Angie Wood-Gill, Jaxon, Randi, and Dave Wood at Drumheller Valley Secondary School.