Mark Woodall Spends Free Time Outdoors


Hana Donnelly, Breaking News

Mark Woodall is one of the teachers of Honors Geometry, a rigorous math class here at Wando.


Woodhall, who has been teaching at Wando since 2004, said his interest in teaching was sparked in high school.


“We had student government day in high school, and I really liked physics at the time. As a senior, I was selected to be the student teacher for the physics teacher,” he said. “And after I did it, I was like, you know, I like this. And that was kind of the beginning.”


Woodhall’s favorite part about teaching is the students.


“Dealing with honors kids is really cool. I like the response, the willingness to change. I like the attitude about caring about what they’re doing,” he said. “I like it when they want a challenge, they want more. Honors kids are willing to build a relationship with you if you want.”


Unknown to most of his students, Woodhall really loves working outdoors in his free time.


“I really like working in my yard. Changing this, doing that, planting this, trying that. It’s probably my favorite thing,” he said. “I really like flowers. I have perennials [and] I have some rose bushes in my backyard, that’s what I do.”


Woodhall is very passionate about teaching and understanding math.


“Math is consistent, and it’s pure application. It’s so visual- you see it everywhere. That’s a cool thing about geometry,” he said. “There’s a reason for everything. It’s not what somebody thinks or what somebody feels, [or] if they’re in a good mood or a bad mood.”


Woodhall said math — particularly geometry — has useful application in day to day life.


“Geometry is geometry no matter who’s there or how you feel. It doesn’t care who you are or what your deal is, it’s always the same. And it’s there to show you things about the world you live in. And I think that’s really interesting .”