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About Greg Wood


Greg is passionate about youth education and development. He dedicated nearly 20 years positively impacting middle school through college aged kids, guiding them to learn life and leadership skills and how to overcome adversity. Greg taught his students skills that allowed them to build a path toward their own unique successes. Greg has traveled the world teaching leadership and teamwork to Fortune 500 companies through Olympic-style rowing and will bring those experiences to our Schools. Greg is happily married to his wife and is the father of three spectacular daughters. Greg is a life-long conservative who believes in family first, freedom, and our Country. 


The educational success of our Sarasota's youth starts with a strong School Board. It is time to make our Schools the best in the State. If you agree, donate today and vote for Greg on August 20, 2024. 

Let's make Sarasota County Schools:

#1 in Florida

Sarasota is often ranked one of the top places to live in the USA. Greg’s goal is to see our schools consistently ranked number one in the state of Florida. Our teachers, staff, students, and community deserve a school system that is built around student success. Each student graduating high school should leave school ready to excel in the workforce, college, or military.


When parents, teachers, students, and staff have mutual trust, communication and respect, education works better for all. Greg's experience building teams and effective systems will yield positive results for our youth and community as a whole. Political divisiveness has run its course in our schools and it is time to focus on what matters: the education and success of our kids.

Accountable to the Community

Accountability allows our children to have the best educational experiences and results. Greg will put emphasis on data, ensuring our programs and tax dollars are working effectively to educate our kids. Greg wants to earn back the trust of our community by enhancing budget accountability internally and prioritizing transparency at all levels. 

Community Oriented

Greg moved with his family to Sarasota to continue his passion of educating and working with youth as the Head Coach and Executive Director of Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program. Greg currently works as a Realtor; he made the change so he could be present for his kids while still continuing to work with people in the community. Greg's leadership and commitment consistently yields positive results for others. With Greg's leadership, his students achieved dreams they never thought possible: becoming a Navy SEAL, a Coast Guard officer, losing weight, improving grades, becoming an engineer, earning college scholarships, and many more. Greg will combine his business, teaching, and board experience to move our schools on a path toward student excellence.

Teaching & Career

  • Greg's first teaching job: Assistant Motorcycle Instructor for a community college

  • Founded the Texas A&M Rowing Team, then later started two more rowing programs in Texas centered around the physical and intellectual wellbeing of middle and high school youth. Programs were focused on increasing availability to all children in the community

  • Former Lecturer and Head Rowing Coach at Texas A&M University - Galveston

  • Former Executive Director of youth non-profit, Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing

  • Experienced business owner, non-profit board member, and manager

  • Reorganized organizations to achieve better efficiency and customer service

  • Traveled the world teaching Fortune 500 executives and other companies leadership and high performance teamwork to increase results

Education & Credentials

  • B.S. in Psychology - Texas A&M University 

  • A.A.S in Automotive Technology - Texas State Technical College

  • Gulf Coast Board Institute Graduate

  • Gulf Coast Executive Institute Graduate

  • Audit Committee member RPOSC

  • Leadership Sarasota Class of 2022

    • Alumni Committee Member​

  • Member of NAR, FAR, RASM, RENE & C2EX endorsement


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Greg Wood for School Board

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