Dr. LaVonne Wood
Literacy Reading Fund Established
Dr. LaVonne Wood began her career as a teacher in 1950 at Garfield Elementary School and also taught at Baldwin and Ramona Schools until 1974. At that time, she was promoted to principal at Park School and also served as principal at both Northrup and Granada Schools until she retired from Granada in 1991. She continued to work with new teachers in the teaching credential program at Cal State LA as a student teaching supervisor. She was a Founding Member of AEF in 1996 and served as President for five years. Her passion was to ensure all kids could read. She was a driving force as a principal and at AEF in ensuring kids were surrounded by books and opportunities to read. She was awarded the AEF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and received much deserved recognition for her tireless efforts in education. Dr. Wood lived life full of laughter, fun & high spirits.
AEF has established the Dr. LaVonne Wood Literacy Reading Fund to continue her passion for wanting to ensure that every child learns to read. AEF will utilize this fund to expand our Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program at all elementary schools. Through our partnership with RIF, every K-2nd grade student receives three books a year. For many students, these are the first books they receive for their home library. Our goal is to expand the RIF program to 3rd grade!