Naomi Wise feels that teaching middle schoolers is her God-given calling, and she is grateful for the opportunity to fulfill this vocation at The Geneva School. Naomi has been teaching her beloved seventh and eighth graders since 2004. Educated in South Africa, Naomi has her BA from the University of South Africa and a Higher Diploma of Education from the University of Natal. Naomi taught at Sandton High School in Johannesburg for one year before moving to the USA. She taught English at St. John’s Academy in Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine for five years. One year of homeschooling preceded her arrival at TGS. Naomi was the upper school recipient of The Geneva School 2014 Paideia Award, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching.
Naomi treasures family, friends, and fine food. She also loves stories—both in reading good books and in telling her own; one day she will pen her stories of students, South Africa, and snakes. Travelling with her family to see her siblings who live in four different countries, and documenting her trips with copious photos occupies her spare time when she is not devouring the Wall Street Journal.
Ron Wood began working with Geneva’s girls golf team in 2018. He views his coaching and mentoring of the girls as an extension of his ministry as a full-time associate pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Orlando. Ron earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications with an emphasis in sports broadcasting from the University of Florida in 1997. He also earned an associate’s degree in golf management from The Golf Academy of America in 1999 and is pursuing certification as a professional golf teacher from the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. Ron is currently enrolled at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary where he is seeking a MA in Pastoral Studies. He has been married to his wife Sabrina since October 2002. They have one daughter Selah ’30, whom they adopted from Armenia in 2014.
Elizabeth has been the accountant at Geneva since 2002. She received her BS in Accounting from Florida Southern College.
Elizabeth and her husband Tim are native Floridians and have been married since 1979. They have two daughters, Erin and Sarah. Erin and her husband Jason live in Jacksonville with their son Wesley and two dogs, Jewels and Maize. Sarah lives in Los Angeles, CA. Elizabeth and Tim attend Grace Church Oviedo. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, gardening, FSU football, and especially being Gram”E” to Wesley and the grand dogs.