SEDALIA, MO – (April. 20, 2015) – Sacred Heart School Board and the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City have named Holly Wilson as assistant principal for the 2015-2016 school year. In this full-time role, Wilson will assist in the direction, supervision and evaluation of the school’s K-12 instructional program. Wilson succeeds Dr. Jim Davis, who will retire at the end of the 2015 school year.

Wilson currently teaches Junior High Language Arts and Social Studies at Sacred Heart (SHS). She also serves as National Junior Honor Society adviser.
Wilson has eight years teaching experience at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. She has a K-8 principal certification, and received her Master's of Education in Administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. Prior to joining SHS last year, Wilson taught fourth grade at Versailles Elementary (2011-2014), P.E. at Versailles Middle School (2009-2011) and P.E. at Benton County R-I in Cole Camp (2007-2008).

Wilson has been involved in leading and participating in numerous professional development courses and curriculum assessment groups. She received certification in SMART board training and eMints, a two-year certification program focused on technology in the classroom.

“We were blessed to have several strong candidates apply for the position, but it was one of our own who stood out from the rest,” says Dr. Gary Manning, administrator. “In her first year at Sacred Heart, Mrs. Wilson has quickly gained respect and credibility among her students and peers. We're excited to bring her energy, collaboration and wide-reaching educational expertise to an administrative role.”

Wilson will transition into the assistant principal position on July 1. Wilson says that while there are many aspects of the job she’s excited to take on, curriculum building is a key element for her.

“I have put in many hours of professional development creating, developing, and implementing curriculum,” she says. “I am ready to work with faculty to ensure our curriculum is an intricate web that builds on skills from the bottom all the way to the top. I believe in the success of all students and I look forward to working with our great staff and parents to advance quality education at Sacred Heart.”

(Courtesy of Sacred Heart Schools)