6:00 PM Board Meeting
6:00 PM Special Called Meeting
April 21, 2023
April 27, 2023
5:00 PM Board Work Session
May 1, 2023
6:00 PM Board Meeting
May 16, 2023
6:00 PM BTA – Adult High School and Virtual Learning Academy Graduation
May 18, 2023
7:00 PM Watertown High School Graduation
Lauren Bush Named as Staff Attorney
We are excited to announce that Mrs. Lauren Bush has been named as Staff Attorney for the district. Her education and expertise is directly associated to this position as she served in this same role with Rutherford County Schools earlier in her career. She is very familiar with our district because for over three years she served as Deputy Director of Policy & Student Services. Following her work in that role, she was Deputy General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Education.
Tracey Burge Named Director of Exceptional Education
We’re very excited to announce that Mrs. Tracey Burge has been named as the new Director of Exceptional Education! Mrs. Burge has been with the district for nearly 20 years and served as a Special Education teacher at W.A. Wright Elementary from 2005-2011. Since then, she has held a variety of administrative and supervisory roles, including principal duties at Lakeview Elementary from 2013-2020. Since 2020, she’s served as the district’s Middle School Supervisor.
Jennifer Yokom Named New Springdale Elementary Principal
We are very excited to announce that Mrs. Jennifer Yokom has been named as the new principal at Springdale Elementary! She is no stranger to Springdale, as she’s most recently served as the school’s assistant principal.
Christine Miller Named Federal Programs Supervisor
We're excited to announce that Mrs. Christine Miller has been named as the district's Federal Programs Supervisor. She's been with Wilson County Schools since 1998 and has served in a variety of roles including most recently as principal of Springdale Elementary. A longtime educator and dedicated administrator, her expertise in understanding administrative, teacher and student needs spans across 27 years overall.
Beverly Sharpe Named Wilson County Schools Principal of the Year 2022
We’re excited to announce that Mt. Juliet High School Principal Mrs. Beverly Sharpe has been named as the district’s “2022 Principal of the Year!” If you know Mrs. Sharpe, then you already know what an incredible person she is! She’s such an impactful and caring administrator, and has been for several years. Please help us in congratulating her!
Amy Gullion has been named as the district’s Elementary Instructional Supervisor
We are very excited to announce that Mrs. Amy Gullion has been named as the district’s Elementary Instructional Supervisor. Mrs. Gullion is in her 18th year overall in education, and prior to this role, she served as the district’s Federal Programs Supervisor. Throughout her vast and experienced career she has also been an elementary teacher, instructional coach and a K-12 literacy consultant with the State.
Bryan Adams Named as the New Deputy Director of Student Services
Wilson County Schools is very pleased to announce that Mr. Bryan Adams has been named as the new Deputy Director of Student Services. He previously held the position of WCS Elementary Supervisor, and prior to that he served as principal for five years at W.A. Wright Elementary.
Dr. Alexandra Juneau Named West Elementary School Principal
Wilson County Schools is also very pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandra Juneau, who was serving as West Elementary Interim Principal at the start of this school year has now been named as West Elementary Principal.
Only 128 students from across the state were selected to represent Tennessee in the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and three (3) of those students are from Wilson County.
Christian Palisoc – Green Hill High School
In addition to being recognized as a Presidential Scholar Representative, Christian is also one of our first graduates to meet all of the Move On When Ready criteria. The Move on When Ready Criteria requires a student to meet graduation requirements while maintaining a 3.2 GPA, score proficient on each end-of-course assessment, met or exceed all ACT subject area benchmarks, score at the proficient level on a world language proficiency assessment, and complete 2 or more early post-secondary courses
Rebecca Dyal – Lebanon High School
Jai Mehtal – Wilson Central High School
Jai has also been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community.
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and, involvement in community and school activities.
Across the United States, there are approximately 5,000 candidates in the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2023.
In early April, a distinguished panel of educators will review the submissions and select approximately 600 semifinalists. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.
Congratulations to Christian, Rebecca and Jai.
Director of Schools
What's Up Wilson!
PUBLIC NOTICE: Special Called Meeting
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a Special Called Meeting on April 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wilson County BOE Administrative & Training Complex, 415 Harding Drive, Lebanon TN 37087. The purpose of the Special Called Board Meeting will be to consider an ethics complaint brought before the Board. Votes will be taken.
Important Feedback Needed for WCS Family Resource Center
The Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center is conducting a needs assessment regarding meeting needs of students and families, and to develop goals for the Family Resource Center. We appreciate you completing this short survey by March 22, 2023 in order for us to best serve our students and families. Click the link above to access the survey.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Board Work Session and Regular Meeting
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a Work Session on March 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Regular Board Meeting on March 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wilson County BOE Administrative & Training Complex, 415 Harding Drive, Lebanon TN 37087. The Work Session is for informational purposes only. No actions are taken, or voted on, by the Board at the Work Session. The purpose of the Board Meeting will be to discuss any matters legally brought before the Board.
District Receives Great Designation From TDOE & 2021-2022 Reward Schools Announced
We are very excited to announce that Wilson County Schools has been designated as an “Advancing District” by the Tennessee Department of Education. This designation places the district among the higher tier of academic performing districts across the entire state. This designation was based on various data points from the 2021-2022 school year. When taking into account the disruptions that COVID had caused in previous years, this designation is something to be extremely proud of.