HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (June 11, 2021) – Beginning this summer, Dr. Marcie Wilson will join the Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) Instructional Services Team as the district’s first Director of Student Achievement. On July 1, Wilson will transition from her role as Principal of Clear Creek Elementary, where she’s led the Cubs for 7 years.
As Director of Student Achievement, Wilson will oversee all initiatives that seek to improve student achievement, including seeking resources to support students, analyzing and using data to identify and remove barriers to student achievement, developing future school year and Summer Learning opportunities, and more.
Wilson will also assist school administrative teams in creating systemic responses to improve academic achievement for all students in all schools, while also identifying specific strategies to meet the needs of various student subgroups. Districtwide, she will support educators by developing, coordinating and delivering innovative professional development to improve student performance.
“I look forward to serving the administrators, educators, and students of Henderson County Public Schools in this new capacity and to working with administrators and educators to improve student achievement across the district,” said Wilson. “Together, we will continue the tradition of excellence established in Henderson County Public Schools.”
With nearly 25 years of experience in the education field, including 15 years in HCPS school administration, Wilson will bring a unique perspective to collaborating with school administrators to meet the needs of at-risk student populations.
“Throughout her years of service to HCPS, Dr. Wilson has demonstrated a passion for this work and supported her peers in navigating the academic, socioemotional, and environmental factors that all contribute to individual student achievement,” said Dr. Wendy Frye, HCPS Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services.
“From positive behavior intervention and support to data-driven instruction to trauma-informed teaching practices, Dr. Wilson has facilitated countless professional development opportunities in our district and at the state level to provide educators with the best resources to support their students,” said Frye. “She truly wants every child to have the opportunity to succeed, and wants to work with the teachers and administrators who uphold this work.”
Wilson joined the HCPS Family as a teacher in 1998 at Apple Valley Middle, where she advanced her career in school administration as Assistant Principal in 2006 and then Principal in 2008. Wilson became Principal at Clear Creek Elementary in 2014, and under her leadership the school was named both a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School and a 2017 National Title I School of Distinction.
“As I enter into this new chapter, I want to thank the phenomenal educators, parents, and students of Clear Creek Elementary School for being my Cub Family for the last seven years,” Wilson said. “I grew in my role as an administrator and became a better leader, educator, and person because of their love and support.”
Wilson has served the district as a mentor to new principals since 2014, and is currently also an evaluator in the Masters of Education program at Western Governors University. She holds her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Masters in the same from Gardner-Webb University.