Sister Dorothy Wood

Sister Dorothy Wood celebrates 60 years as a School Sister of St. Francis.  She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She has a bachelor’s degree (1950) and a master’s degree (1953) from Marquette University. In Costa Rica, Sister taught at St. Clare Collegio in San Jose (1958-1965).  In the Diocese of Phoenix, Sister taught at Adobe Mountain School in Sun City (1993-1997); served as administrative secretary at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (1997-2000); taught in the homebound program at Dysart Unified School in El Mirage (2000-2003); and volunteered at the St. Vincent De Paul Society in Sun City (2003-2008). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Alphonsus School in Greendale (1965), as well as served in the following Milwaukee institutions: taught (1965-1975), was director of residence (1971), was director of the learning center (1973-1974), and was assistant to the dean (1974-1975) at Alverno College; was educational program director at St. Benedict Parish (1975); was counselor at the Salvation Army (1975-1976); was program director at Benedict Center for Criminal Justice (1976-1986); was coordinator of records (1986-1991) and coordinator of computer services (1991-1993) for the School Sisters of St. Francis development office; and was in the ministry of prayer and presence at St. Joseph Convent (2008), St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (2008-2011), and Our Lady of the Angels Convent (2011-present).