About the Associate Superintendent of Academic Services
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Toni Riester-Wood
Dr. Toni Riester-Wood has more than 25 years of experience in Texas public education, and most recently served as the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development for Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD before joining the La Vernia ISD team. She is also an Officer for AAASCD and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Education at Trinity University.
Dr. Riester-Wood is a proud Texas Aggie and holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Human Development with support areas in Curriculum and Instruction. She also holds certifications in General Education, Special Education, and Language Arts.
She is married to Craig, with whom she is currently training for her first triathlon. They have three children: Madison, who attends the University of Texas; Hayden, who attends Texas A&M University; and Avery, who attends Cornell University. Toni and Craig also have a border collie, appropriately named Boomer! An avid reader, Dr. Riester-Wood’s favorite quote is from Albert Einstein: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”