Grandpa schools his fam­ily at DVSS

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Kyle Smylie mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

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.

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