For his outstanding contributions as a geometry and trigonometry teacher, Wood is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Chuck Hanna of Emporia, Kansas. According to Chuck:
I remember him as being an excellent teacher who explained math in a very understandable manner. I especially remember his dry sense of humor and the many witticism he used in making his points.
Wood taught many years at Emporia High School in the late 1940s, 1950s, and beyond. He was also a basketball coach.