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Executive Council Story: Dr. Linda Wilson

High Point Schools Partnership is highlighting members of our Executive Council. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Wilson.

Q: Give us some background. Where are you from? Where did you go to school? What was your career path to get here?

A: I am from Franklin County, NC.  I attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) and majored in nursing.  I also received a master’s in Guidance and Counseling and a Ph. D., in Leadership Studies from NCA&T.  My career path has been in the healthcare field.  I was the Executive Director of Health Services for NCA&T for 29 years.  I currently serve as Director of Community and Business Partnerships for Guilford County Schools.

Q: What is your primary occupation/job title?

A: Director, Community, and Business Partnerships, Guilford County Schools

Q: Why is the work of HPSP important to you?

A: I recognize that schools cannot do it alone, as indicated by  Jamie Vollmer.  HPSP is an outstanding community partner and plays a vital role in recognizing the excellent work of administrators, teachers, and the success of students. HPSP has at the heart of its mission to continuously create new and innovative processes to reward the performance of school staff and administrators.  Community recognition speaks volumes to district employees and students.  Recognition for excellence encourages quality performance.  I am excited to witness the excellent work of HPSP for staff and students. 

Q: What are your hopes for HPSP?

A: That the work of HPSP becomes a model for community engagement across the country.  HPSP’s initiatives are cutting edge and are designed to express appreciation for quality performance by the district, employees, and students.

Q: The city of High Point is in a phase of “revitalization”, what do you think this will look like when it is complete? What role do schools play in this process?

A: High Point is a growing and thriving community. I envision High Point being a model city for the triad, with new businesses, new community development with affordable housing and community attractions, community parks, biking trails, art galleries, and cultural-focused entertainment.   New and renovated structure contributes to the creation of new jobs and city beautification.  The role schools play in the process is vital.  Strong schools contribute to strong and thriving communities.  Our schools serve as excellent recruitment tools to attract new businesses and create a stronger economy. 

Q: Is there anything we haven’t asked yet that you want to share with our community? 

A: HPSP is an essential partner for Guilford County Schools.  This partnership speaks volumes about the importance of engaging the community in supporting the success of our schools.  The partnership values the work of the district and understands it takes all of us to work together to build stronger schools.

Thank you so much to Dr. Wilson for telling us a little more about yourself and why our work is meaningful to you. We look forward to hearing about more of the great things you do for the High Point Schools Partnership!

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