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Maurice L. Woods, MBA, PMP, Appointed as New Chief Operating Officer of the District

The District is excited to welcome Maurice L. Woods, MBA, PMP, as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Maurice is a versatile leader with a robust background in steering strategic initiatives and optimizing operations within K-12 public education and nonprofit sectors. 

His unwavering commitment to fostering inclusive and high-performing teams aligns perfectly with the District's mission to enhance educational maurice woods outcomes and operational efficiency, promising a bright future for our community.

Woods has a proven track record in driving organizational transformation, stakeholder engagement, and operational compliance. He excels in strategic and operational alignment, organizational design, and process improvement. 

His career highlights include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Building: Led a team to create a 5-year strategic roadmap, achieving a 2x-7x return on investment through strategic alignment.

  • Strategic Leadership and Implementation: Co-developed district strategic plans, leading to a 5% average increase in year-1 student outcomes.

  • Operational Compliance and Efficiencies: Identified $50 million in operational efficiencies, reallocating funds to strategic priorities.

  • Analytical and Problem Solving: Created real-time dashboards integrating disparate data sources, increasing transparency across 20 departments.

  • Continuous Improvement: Directed multiple departments, achieving over 80% positive trends in key performance indicators.

Woods’ skill set includes strategic leadership, persuasive communication, change management, customer service, continuous improvement, analytical prowess, business planning, project management, team building, performance management, interpersonal finesse, federal regulations, partnerships and alliances, budget management, and creative problem-solving.

Wood’s recent role at Impact Intersection, LLC, involved assisting executive leadership teams with strategy implementation and organizational structure. At Easterseals South Florida, he led the creation of a multi-year strategic plan, enhancing operations and administrative functions for growth. During his tenure at Broward County Public Schools, he implemented significant strategic plans and operational improvements, positively impacting the sixth-largest school district in the United States. His experience at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. (NFTE-Chicago) and Chicago Public Schools further highlights his ability to drive strategic initiatives and foster organizational growth. 

Woods holds an MBA with majors in Finance and Management & Strategy from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics from California State University—Sacramento.

With his extensive operational experience and strategic vision, Maurice L. Woods is poised to bring transformative changes to our District. His appointment marks a significant step in our continuous journey toward operational excellence and enhanced educational outcomes. 

Welcome Maurice L. Woods to our District. We encourage each of you to connect with him. Your thoughts and ideas are valuable as we embark on this new chapter, and we look forward to the positive impact Maurice will undoubtedly bring to our District.