Education and Work Experience
Wiladean is a native North Carolinian, who has taught in the North Carolina Public Schools for the past 17 years. She received her B.S. degree in Intermediate Education from Fayetteville State University in 1977. She has certification in the areas of Social Studies, Mathematics, and Reading. She was a teacher in the Pender County School System for three years, as a general education teacher and a Chapter I Reading teacher. In the Franklin County System, she taught mathematics (6th grade) for five years. For the past nine years, she has held various positions in the Wake County Public School System. Those positions included a Math Resource Teacher position( K-5), a mathematics teacher (4th and 7th grades), and the past two years, an Instructional Resource teacher in two magnet elementary schools. She is presently a Principal Fellows recipient, and is attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, pursuing a degree in Educational Administration.
For the past six years, she has designed and implemented a summer mathematics institute for St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C. She has also conducted various workshops in the area of mathematics for Wake County Public Schools, Franklin County Schools, UNC at Chapel Hill, and NCSU.
Upon completion of her degree, her immediate desire is to obtain a position as a vice-principal in an elementary school. She is interested in elementary school because of her love of children, especially those within this age range. As an administrator, she will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on decisions regarding children as well as an opportunity to support and nurture the staff. She has a strong belief that all children can learn given similar opportunities, climates that are conducive to learning, and concepts broken into small enough parts. She believe that she can and will make a congenial administrator, who works diligently to make positive differences in the lives of young people.
Her long range plan is to eventually become a principal.