Wilson, Hailey - First Grade

Mrs. Wilson
 Here I am with one of my students
My name is Hailey Wilson.  I grew up here in Weaverville and attended the North Buncombe district schools.  Upon my graduation from NBHS in 2004, I attended Western Carolina University (Go Cats!) where I earned my teaching degree.  My teaching career began in 2008 at a school located just outside of the Cherokee Reservation where I taught 3rd and 5th grade.  In 2010, I was fortunate enough to be able to come back home to Weaverville.  I love teaching in this wonderful community, and I love working here at Weaverville Primary!  In 2014 I earned a Master of Arts in Reading Education degree from Appalachian State University, and I became a National Board Certified teacher in the area of literacy.  
 
When I'm not at school, I love being outside!  I enjoy hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and mountain biking.  I have two sweet dogs named Roxy and Cheoah, and my students hear a lot about them.  Here is Roxy on one of our camping trips.  I also enjoy photography, crafts, adventures, and spending time with my family.        
Roxy
 
I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.  I have always loved everything about school including homework, studying, doing research, and more!  I have been working with children since I was in the 8th grade and I feel teaching is truly my calling. I can't imagine doing anything else!  I love teaching 1st grade because the students have such a natural curiosity and love for learning.  They grow so much during the school year, and I am honored that I get to be a part of that. 
 
Fun Facts
Favorite color: aqua
Favorite animals: cows, pigs, koala bears, owls, and dogs
Favorite food: pizza, apples, peanut butter, white chocolate
Favorite children's books: Skippyjon Jones series, Dr. Seuss, Little Critter, Berenstain Bears, Mo Willems books