Florida Woods

Florida L. Woods

Florida Lagarde Woods is an AFSA Southern regional vice president and executive director of the Professional Administrators of New Orleans Public Schools, Inc. (PANOPSI), AFSA Local 17.

She has been on the General Executive Board for six years and served as PANOPSI president for eight years. After 31 years of public school service, President Woods has retired from school administration, but remains active and involved in the redevelopment of the educational systems of New Orleans.

She continues to fight for PANOPSI’s right to have a substantial voice in the process of resurrecting and re-staffing the city’s public schools. Despite the lack of a brick and mortar office, and a membership ‘at large,’ Woods is committed to restoring the membership of PANOPSI to its previous prestigious level of professionalism and community engagement.