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    Happy to be a Gatesville Dragon!


                                                                  I am happy to be a Gatesville Elementary Dragon!



    Dear Gatesville Elementary Students and Parents,

         First, I would like to begin by introducing myself. I was born and reared in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  I am married with two children, two grandchildren, and a dog.  I enjoy listening to music, traveling, and spending time with family.

       I have been an educator for over 20 years.  I was a public school teacher for 11 years, an assistant principal for 5 years, and a principal for 9 years.  While I was in the classroom, I achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. My administrative experiences range from elementary to secondary.  I have served on various school and district committees and boards.  Later, I was hired as an adjunct professor at Elizabeth City State University to teach in the Master of School Administration and Master of Elementary Education programs.  I have a doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the George Washington University.  I also have a master's degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University and a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Elizabeth City State University.

         I am very fortunate to have this opportunity as the principal of Gatesville Elementary School. I look forward to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, staff, administrators, and the community. I am truly excited about getting to know you and your child! A positive home-school relationship is imperative for our students to succeed.



    Dr. Shawn G. Wilson

    (252) 357-0613