Thank you for visiting the campaign website. However, your visit is only the first step towards victory on July 20. I am asking you personally to go beyond this visit. Please begin to actively and purposely contact your family, friends, co-workers, church members and electronic media contacts and inform them of my campaign and website. I encourage you to form calling chains and reach out to as many individuals as possible. Once contact has been made, ask them to keep the chain going.
Richard is the son of Jackie and Juanita Tucker Woods, both of whom are originally from Irwin County. In 1989, he met his future wife Lisha. Lisha has been an educator for twenty-five years and is currently employed with the Tift County School System. This educational team has been married since 1990 and are the proud parents of two little four-legged girls, Mittens and Snowball.
Richard graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1980. He holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary education social studies from Kennesaw State University and a Master's degree in educational leadership and supervision from Valdosta State University.
Since 1988, Richard has been a part of the Irwin County School System. He taught in the classroom for fourteen years, coached various sports, and was awarded the honor of being the 1992 Irwin County High School Teacher of the Year by his peers. During that time as well, Richard had the opportunity to make presentations around Georgia on social studies content, technology in the classroom, and peer mediation. For the past seven years, he has served as assistant principal, principal, and now the K-5 curriculum director of Irwin County Elementary School.
Richard is the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) representative at Irwin County Elementary School.
Richard is presently a member of Northside Baptist Church in Tifton, Georgia. As a member of Northside, Richard has continued his love for young people by serving in the Youth Department for over the past fourteen years. He is an ordained deacon and currently holds the post of Youth Director and writes curriculum for various elementary age church groups.