David Wood

Languages, Administration
805-684-4127 x239
BA, Middlebury College
MA, Columbia University

David is a graduate of Middlebury College, and a lifelong student of Asian languages and cultures. After receiving his degree in East Asian Studies, he worked for several years as a research assistant and executive for an investment firm in Japan. In 1992 he accepted a post in the Asian Studies program at Cate School, quickly infusing his courses with the insights and skills he acquired abroad. Now head of the Foreign Language Department, David teaches all four levels of Japanese.

David spent a sabbatical year at Teachers' College at Columbia University, finishing an MA in Education Administration. In 1998 he received the Pattee Fellowship, given annually to one of the School's top educators, and in 2001 he was awarded the Scott McCleod Chair for Leadership and Distinguished Teaching. He coaches girls' varsity soccer during the winter season, and lives on the Mesa with his wife, Cristina, and their two children, Daniela and Peter.