Wendy M. Wilson
Sixth Grade Teacher
Wendy M. Wilson is the sixth grade teacher at the Village School of North Bennington. She has an M.A.T. in Social Science with an emphasis in Gifted Education and an independent study in Museum Education from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. She earned her B.S. in Education from Loyola University Chicago, IL. As a Midwestern native, Ms. Wilson began her teaching career as a student teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. It was there that she embraced the abundant cultures represented in her classes and sought to make diversity a focus in her career.
Ms. Wilson’s experience has included teaching across all grade levels, K-12 with English and history at the secondary level. In addition, she has extensive experience as a gifted education coordinator where she worked to enhance the curriculum by finding the gifts within all learners. She has also served as an assistant principal, an International Baccalaureate CAS coordinator, district level staff development facilitator and an adjunct professor for coursework centered around the methodologies of S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity).
After spending a year abroad teaching in Seoul, Korea, she returned to the States last fall and made Vermont her home. Ms. Wilson enjoys coming to school each day and learning alongside her students by employing innovative methods that embrace project-based inquiry. In her free time, she might be found at a Shakespearian performance, getting lost in a used book store hunting for yet another Austen crafted codex to add to her collection, hiking up some beaten trail along a stream, or whipping together a concoction of ingredients in the kitchen that is always sure to include garlic. Ms. Wilson has two adult daughters, one who recently graduated from Vassar College and the other attends the Art Institute of Chicago.
Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child’s curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves – responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.