Degrees and Certifications:
BS Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas Teaching Certification, Grades 1st-8th Specialization Reading and English M.ED Educational Administration, M.ED Curriculum and Instruction ELPS
Mrs. Wanda L. Wilson
1900 Balsam Gap Lane
Tyler, Texas 75703
2nd Grade Teacher
4th grade self-contained 4 years T.B. Ramey Elementary
3rd grade self-contained 8 years W.A. Peete Elementary
“I didn’t find teaching, teaching found me.” Unlike most teachers, I realized at an early age that my true passion was to become a teacher. A product of Tyler ISD, my mother and grandparents would always instill the importance of education as an honor and privilege. My path to education started at Douglas Elementary half day head start program, my early grade years were at Griffin Elementary, middle years were at Dogan Middle School, High school years were at John Tyler High School. I was always fascinated with my elementary teachers, their love and compassion for their students, and their genuine determination to push each student to experience a high level of success. I begin to mimic my teachers during my imagination playtime, and was always told by friends who played with me, that someday I would be a teacher.
I am very fortunate because I am able to do more than just teach, I inspire, challenge, mentor, nurture, and counsel. Whenever I have “successes” with my students in any of these areas, I know I have accomplished much more than just a grade on a report card. I have contributed to a lifetime of learning. Teaching has allowed me to have a positive impact on lives. At the end of the day I know I have tried my best to reach every student who enters my room. I am very fortunate that teaching found me and has changed my life. I can’t think of any other profession that would provide me such rewards.
My Teaching Philosophy:
To share the gift of knowledge while inspiring student's to learn and discover. To foster student's critical thinking skills, facilitate the acquisition of life-long learning skills, and prepare them to be competitive in today's society. Loving kids unconditionally by helping them realize they are not defined by their circumstances and to seek and seize opportunities, strategies, and solutions that will assist and encourage an inward transformation of their self-worth.
Campus Teacher of the Year, W.A. Peete 2011-2012
Elementary District Teacher of the Year, Tyler ISD 2011-2012
The Future Belongs to those who prepare for it today!