Fred L. Wilson students and staff honored by school board

Fred L. Wilson students and staff honored by school board
Posted on 04/08/2019
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The Kannapolis Board of Education was proud to recognize outstanding representatives from Fred L. Wilson Elementary during its April board meeting. We are very grateful to the Mary Beth Burgess State Farm Insurance Agency for donating $100 to the Fred L. Wilson library in appreciation of the honorees.

  • Delaney Little:  Delaney Little is a first grade student at Fred L. Wilson in the dual language program. Her favorite subject is Reading. Outside of school, Delaney loves cooking, especially baking cupcakes. When Delaney grows up, she wants to be a teacher just like her mom. When asked about Delaney, her teacher, Mrs. Mullinax, used a quote that reminds her of Delaney. "Don't let anyone dull your sparkle". Mrs. Mullinax says, “Delaney is a leader in our dual language program and is a student who loves school. She exhibits leadership skills, and always has a SMILE to share with others. She does not let anything stop her from learning and making friends.”
  • Lillian (“Lilly”) Frazier:  Lilly is in Mrs. Barrier’s fourth grade classroom at Fred L. Wilson. Mrs. Barrier said, “Lilly is truly a remarkable human being. Lilly loves to dance and has a dream that one day she will open her very own dance studio to share her passion with our community.” Academically, Lilly is gifted in all subject areas but thrives in literacy. Her passion for reading has propelled her to a 7th grade reading level and her comprehension skills are unmatched. Socially, Lilly can be classified as a butterfly. She spreads her beautiful wings and touches the hearts of her classmates and other students and leaves them feeling loved and appreciated. Lilly is loving, generous, dedicated, intelligent, and brave, and all of these things make her a WONDER!

 

  • Emily Stewart:  Emily Stewart is an active member of Fred L Wilson’s primary faith based partner, Memorial Methodist Church. On top of her dedication to Memorial Methodist and Fred L. Wilson, she is a registered nurse. Dr. Campbell says, “Emily is like no other volunteer I have worked with in my 15 year career. You do not have to reach out to Emily for volunteer opportunities because you can rest assured she will be in the building providing for students and teachers without being asked. Staff rave about Emily and many of our students think she is a full time employee. She is dedicated and compassionate, and above all, the type of volunteer every principal dreams of having in their school.” Emily has organized monthly duty free lunches for staff, and she makes sure all staff members get personalized treats placed in their mailboxes for their birthdays. She has helped with the school clothing closet, planned week-long teacher appreciation events, and organized summer book drives where every student at Fred L. Wilson gets 5-10 books for summer reading. These are just a few of the things that Emily has done, and Fred L. Wilson’s teacher morale would not be where it is without her support and the support of Memorial Methodist Church.
  • Joyce Roseman:  Joyce Roseman has been in education for more than 30 years. She is originally from South Carolina and a graduate of Winthrop University. Joyce is an exceptional substitute. She goes above and beyond the required duties of a substitute. She doesn’t just come in and read lesson plans. She familiarizes herself with staff members and students at each school. She understands the importance of building relationships even though the job is different each day. Teachers know they can leave rigorous plans with a mix of whole group and small group instruction with Joyce because she follows plans with fidelity. She is always willing to pick up absences and will rearrange her schedule to make sure she can substitute and meet the needs of teachers.

 

  • Gabriela (“Gabbie”) Goodnight:  Gabbie Goodnight is a kindergarten and first grade dual language instructional assistant at Fred L. Wilson. She is originally from Ecuador. Gabbie has a four-year degree in graphic design and is a tremendous asset to the dual language program. She began volunteering in the Dual Language program and became a full time assistant to help students learn Spanish. She is compassionate and creative and a natural when working with students. She is always willing to help and goes above and beyond to support her teachers. One of her colleagues shared, “Gabbie is a hidden gem for our school! She takes on small groups as if she were the teacher, creates lessons and games that all students enjoy. She takes on any responsibility given to her with a smile, and her positive attitude is contagious.”

 

  • Marty Lineberger:  Marty Lineberger is the art teacher at Fred L. Wilson and Shady Brook. Marty has worked in education for 22 years and has been in KCS for 16 years. Marty is a jack-of-all-trades and a true artist at heart. At Fred L. Wilson, Marty has embraced global integration. When Fred L. Wilson transformed the school environment, Marty was the first to jump on board by painting watercolors of landmarks from around the world. He also created cultural paintings throughout the building and turned columns in the front foyer into painted totem poles. Marty designs lessons that integrate global art to align with each grade level’s assigned region of focus. He collaborates with teachers to create purposeful and globalized instruction. One of his colleagues stated, “Marty is not only creative but also passionate for who he is and knows. His artwork and what he does with students give life to our school. He is a respectful, smart, and committed person to the profession and community.”

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