Tommy Wilson was named director of Curriculum and Instruction for Craven County Schools effective July 2.
Wilson has been serving as principal at West Craven Middle School.
As director of Curriculum and Instruction, Wilson will provide leadership and direction in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, review, and evaluation of the district’s curriculum and instructional services, DoDEA Grants, and Title II Federal Program. His responsibilities as the director ensures that the district’s curriculum and instruction priorities are aligned to state standards and to instructional practices that yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence.
Wilson graduated from West Craven High School as well as East Carolina University. He taught in middle school in Wayne County and high school in Pamlico County, where he also served as an assistant principal and alternative school director. Prior to returning to Craven County, Wilson served as an elementary and middle school principal in Currituck County and most recently, he was West Craven Middle School’s principal for the 2017-18 school year.
Jessica Fortescue will replace Wilson as principal for West Craven Middle School effective July 2.
Fortescue started her career in education in 2006 as a math teacher at H.J. MacDonald Middle School. For the last five years she has served as an assistant principal at Brinson Memorial Elementary, West Craven Middle and New Bern High School.