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Janet Wood was born and raised in Santa Barbara, graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Mathematics and a California Single-Subject Teaching credential. After teaching in Santa Barbara for a few years, she moved to Japan to teach mathematics to both middle and high school students at an international school in Tokyo. With her daughters in the local elementary school, many opportunities arose for her to share our American culture through songs, games, food, drama, and English lessons. In addition, she enjoyed studying Ikebana; practicing as a member of a Taiko drum group; and traveling throughout Japan and Southeast Asia.

In 2014, she returned to Santa Barbara and joined our staff as a math teacher for grades 5–8. Ms. Wood is pleased to have found a position within the warm and welcoming community here at The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara.