For Immediate Release — January 5, 2018 | Americas
Jade Fulce: Public Affairs Officer | 571.372.0604
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — January 5, 2018 — Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Kentucky Community Superintendent for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas, has named Mrs. Theresa Wilson as the principal of Scott Middle School at Fort Knox, Kentucky starting January 8, 2018.
Mrs. Wilson joined DoDEA in 2009 as a 7th grade world geography teacher at Wassom Middle School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In 2012, she became an assistant principal at Fort Knox High School, where she remained for three years. Mrs. Wilson also worked as the assistant principal at Scott Middle School, Van Voorhis Elementary, and Kingsolver Elementary School, the brand new 21st century which she helped open in August 2017. Mrs. Wilson has worked at all schools and grade levels at Fort Knox area.
“Mrs. Wilson has the insight, expertise, and knowledge of what is required to transition students from Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade,” said Dr. Christy Huddleston, Southeast District Superintendent for DoDEA Americas. “The Fort Knox community will see high expectations, visibility, positive communication and active involvement from Mrs. Wilson.”
Before joining DoDEA, Mrs. Wilson taught middle school for twelve years in public and private educational settings. She taught social studies for nine years and math for three years. Beyond her instructional experience, Mrs. Wilson was a Student Support Team Chair, a Response to Intervention Chair, and served on several different Continuous School Improvement Committees.
Mrs. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She has two Masters of Science degrees in Middle Grades Education and Educational Leadership as well as an Educational Specialists degree in Educational Leadership.
She is a native New Yorker and lives in Kentucky with her husband.
Mrs. Wilson has always had a special place in her heart for middle school students and the unique challenges of that age group. She is very excited to be returning to Scott Middle as principal to continue their rich history of student success and achievement.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.