Mrs. Wood is happy to be a school counselor at American Heritage School. She is a transplant to Utah from Kailua, HI and Westchester, CA. Mrs. Wood graduated from El Segundo High School (El Segundo, CA), Brigham Young University (BA in Communication Studies) and the University of Utah (M.Ed. in Educational Psychology). She has been counseling for 5 years and loves working with students to create a high school, college, career, and life plan. When she isn’t helping students at school she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, attempting the latest America’s Test Kitchen recipe, watching soccer, crafting, eating at new local restaurants, learning languages and traveling. One unique/weird fact about Mrs. Wood is that she is allergic to eggs.
Jake comes to American Heritage as a graduate student and will be starting as a school counseling intern this year. Having worked in a number of high school counseling offices as part of his graduate coursework, Jake has completed degrees at Snow College and the University of Utah, and is currently finishing his Masters of Education at Utah State University with an emphasis in school counseling. Jake was raised in beautiful Heber City, the fourth of eight children. Jake played basketball, sang in the choir, and wrote for the school newspaper at Wasatch High, where he graduated in 2005. Jake served an LDS mission in Tokyo, Japan. Jake loves sports, music, and is a huge movie buff. More importantly, he loves working with students, and is excited to be joining the team at AHS. He and his lovely wife, Lara, were married in the Salt Lake temple in 2009 and currently live in Ogden with their little dog, Chester.