Mrs. Joanna Lemoine-O'Dowd

Phone: (210) 356 - 6200


Degrees and Certifications:

MRS. O'DOWD, The TEACHER YANKEE BY BIRTH SAN ANTONIAN BY MARRIAGE Bachelor's of Science from LeMoyne College. Master's of Science from St. Mary's University. Texas Teaching Certifications in: English Reading Science English as a Second Language I also have these additional Certifications: Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certified Instructor and studio owner Spin Instructor UGI Ball Instructor PiYo Instructor

Mrs. Joanna Lemoine-O'Dowd


I have received the Texas PTA, Congress of Parents and Teachers Honorary Life Membership Award for outstanding service to children and youth. 

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named me as a PAUL HARRIS FELLOW in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.

The University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Education and Human Development; UTSA Teacher Award for Outstanding Work with Preservice Teachers; Honorable Mention. This award had over 250 teachers and principals that were nominated from all over the state, only 12 teachers and 2 principals received an award.

The Boy Scouts of America, I am the former Committee Chairwoman for Troop 500 and I am an active committee member for the Troop. I have two Eagle Scouts of my own. I am a BSA Merit Badge counselor for Reading, Personal Management, Personal Fitness, and several other merit badges. I am also the Religious Emblems director and I am in charge of teaching the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Catholic Awards.

I love seeing my students participate in all their varied activities throughout the year. Sports, band, choir, orchestra, and other events that they tell me about, I see as many as possible. I have wonderful students and I give them my best. 

I am also the Academic UIL (University Interscholastic League) Coordinator for Wood Middle School. Our School is looking forward to placing in this year's academic competitions. Please go to my UIL page to see what is going on this year. I am the Spelling, Impromptu and Debate coach, that information is also on my website. Also, I am the coordinator for the Chess Club.



Class Schedule

  • 8:25-10:04    1st Period    
    8th grade ELAR WorkShop Block
    Tuesday and Friday 8:25-9:58

    10:08-11:46 3rd Period 
    8th grade ELAR WorkShop Block
    Tuesday and Friday 9:57-11:23 

    5th Period 
    Planning Period
    Tuesday and Friday 11:27-12:08
    Lunch 12:37-1:07
    Tuesday and Friday 12:08-12:38

    1:11-1:58     6th period  
    SSI 8th Reading WorkShop
    Tuesday and Friday 12:42-1:23

     2:02-3:40     7th period  
    8th grade ELAR WorkShop Block

    7th period Tuesday and friday   1:27-2:08
    followed by Flex Class 2:12-2:52
    Then 2nd half of ELAR Block 2:56--3:40

    Tutoring everyday after school, except Wednesday and Thursday, from 3:45 to 4:10pm
    Come right after your last class, do NOT go outside you will not be let back into the building.