My name is Jessica Wood and I am a 3rd year Transitional Resource Teacher with Harford County Public Schools. I work with students North Harford High and Fallston High School. It is my job to assist our students with their transition from the public school system into their post-secondary lives by teaching them to self-advocate, by giving them experiences where they can apply what they are learning in the classroom to the community they live in, by giving them work experience that will help provide them with job skills for their future; and I work as a team with other transitional resource teachers and other outside agencies to make sure that our students have the supports they need after high school. I wear many hats, but love every single one of them.
This position is such a joy and working with your students has been so rewarding. In my opinion, transition starts the day your child is born. As parents and teachers our goal from day one is to teach our children and our students to become hard-working, independent, and kind citizens that make a positive contribution to the community. Each person in this world has something different to offer and we all have our own strengths and weaknesses. It is my goal to assist your child with any needs they have, and to explore his/her strengths so that he/she can use them to make this world a better place. Whether our students are able to do that with their job skills, community life skills, or just their smiles, I want to make sure they are prepared for their life after high school.
Every year, I take part in professional development and learning opportunities to be the best I can for each of my students. I am a third of the way through my graduate program, where I am studying to be a Teacher as Leader in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), at Towson University.
I hope that you find this website meaningful and helpful for you when navigating all of the resources for a successful transition for your child. This website includes information from so many great sources that can assist you and that can keep you posted on what your child is doing in school and out in the community.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!