Executive Mentor | That’s a Good Question: Navigating the Tech Workplace
SHANE WOODS began her career as a middle school science teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. In her 17 years with the district, Woods was able to make her mark in every position she held from department chair to leading the entire district as the K-12 science director overseeing curriculum and assessment development while supporting teachers in honing their skills through year-long professional learning opportunities. From 2019-2022, Woods acted as the senior director of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas STEM Center of Excellence, which is a 92-acre living laboratory where kids of all ages can explore and develop their competence and confidence in science, technology, engineering, and math – all while cultivating essential skills such as confidence, resilience, leadership, risk taking, and problem solving. In her newest role, Woods serves as the executive director for Girlstart, a nonprofit focused on empowering girls in science, technology, engineering, and math.