For the past 30 years, Shirley Woods has been a high school mathematics teacher and an educational counselor. She is also a published author of children’s books teaching life lessons through written expression.  Her passion has always been in educating our youth through their mind, body and spirit. Loosing children to overdose and suicide from drug use in our public school system has had a profound effect of empathy on her heart.

When John Watts approached her about his Smart Kids Don’t Get High Foundation, he explained how they address this devasting disease that’s plaguing our children of today, she thought this was the best thing since peanut butter and jelly and immediately offered her help and support to protect the children from this illness. This is where her journey began. Using Mr. Watts materials, she was able to see first-hand that our children were very receptive to the materials and books and were interested in making the right choices and decisions for themselves. They also were able to understand how important it is for them to know the facts about the drugs that are lurking on our streets and to know that this plight continues, and the struggle is alive and real.