Roswitha Wood


Mrs. Wood traces her interest in art back to her first visit to the Louvre, when at six years old she was lucky enough to dance through the world-renowned museum, pointing out every Monet within arm’s reach. This giddy fascination with art developed into a serious interest throughout high school and college.

While in high school she also met the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation (CL). Through her education in CL she became profoundly certain that all of reality is full of meaning, increasing her interest in the visual arts and the practice of observation. The intensity of her own faith experience in high school has made her particularly passionate about working with high school students today. 

Mrs. Wood holds B.Sc. in Fashion Design with a minor in Art History from Drexel University, having graduated in 2017. During college she also volunteered at the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, which gave her first-hand experience with a wide variety of art and design objects. While at Drexel, she also received a wide variety of awards for her work in the design and fine arts, as well as studied voice with Rebecca Oehlers, a longstanding member of the Grammy-Award-winning choir The Crossing

When she is not teaching MSC students, she spends her time working on her own clothing and accessory brand A Total Work of Art, inspired by the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement. She is also a faculty member of Made Institute, a school in Philadelphia that is dedicated to creating true community in Philadelphia fashion. Students from Made Institute have gone on to pursue careers in fashion design, and to appear on Bravo’s Project Runway. In 2018, Mrs. Wood married Mr. Sean Wood, who teaches music and philosophy at Martin Saints.