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Heather Wilson
courtesy of Libby A Brown, Caldwell County Schools Community Services Director/ Public Information Officer

Caldwell County Schools Names New E.C. Director

Heather Wilson has been approved as the new Caldwell County Schools Exceptional Children’s (E.C.) Director, effective immediately. The announcement came at the county’s Board of Education meeting on January 8. Ms. Wilson most recently served as Assistant E.C. Director for the Catawba County school system. She is expected to begin her new duties on February 19.

Ms. Wilson has held positions in administration and in the classroom since 2009, serving as a teacher, program specialist, coordinator, and E.C. assistant director. She will take over from interim E.C. Director Robyn Helton, who has been in place since summer 2023. The previous E.C. Director, Travis Gillespie, took a position in Watauga County as principal of Hardin Park Elementary in Boone.

Ms. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Lees-McRae College and a Master of Arts in Administration from Western Carolina University.