He appears calm, quiet and reserved when you meet him, but it doesn’t take long to learn he is a vibrant and passionate historian who has a lot to say.
Sirian Woods is a University of South Carolina alumni with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history and a master’s degree in education. He attended Brookland-Cayce High School in South Carolina, where he acquired his passion for history from his favorite teacher, Mr. Bray.
Attending this school was tradition; his entire family graduated from Brookland-Cayce, and Woods’ first teaching assignment was there and he got to be like his mentor Bray and help shape the minds of young people.
After moving to Detroit, he took a teaching position at Charles Kettering High School, and in 2013 at the request of principal Patricia Murray, he came to East English.
Woods continues to form bonds with students; he provokes students to imagine and learn American and world history often using visual aids and technology to help students with their learning.
A spiritual man, Woods does not only serve students in school, he teaches Sunday School class at Blessed Peace Church in Detroit, and during the summer, he teaches Vacation Bible studies at the church.
Last year, Woods married his soulmate, Fallon.
Three words Woods uses to describe his classroom are “laughter, high expectations and positivity.”