Teacher in Focus: Misty Wilson

by Celia Shortt

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Misty Wilson, seventh grade language arts, Lee Middle School


Misty Wilson teaches seventh grade language arts, literature, and social studies at Lee Middle School. She has been teaching since 2004 and has been at Lee Middle School since it opened in 2006.

Why did you become a teacher? 

It’s just what I’ve always liked - helping kids. I was in FEA in high school, and the teacher who led that inspired me. I haven’t really looked back since that.

If you weren’t teaching, what would you be doing? 

I would like to do catering. I like to cook and decorate. I catered Dr. Heaberlin’s goodbye party.

Do you have a family? 

My husband, Lance, is the Assistant Superintendent in Heard County. I have two kids - Maddie is five and Parker is one.

Where did you grow up? 

I was born and raised in Heard County.

Favorite movies? 

The Notebook, Vin Diesel action movies - Chronicles of Riddick trilogy, Fast & Furious movies

When you are not teaching, what are you doing? 

Cooking for the family. I love to shop, love fashion, and love shoes. I am also working on my specialist degree.

What is the one thing you hope your students learn? 

To make an effort. You have to be here. Your parents are trusting me to educate you. You have to try. Getting them to attempt to try something and see success. I would like them to leave feeling successful.

What is the best part about teaching seventh grade? 

The kids. At the end of the day, you turn on the news and see all the junk going on - economy, budget, etc. Yet you still come to school and see the kids and get a hug. You see them be successful. All the wrong going on in the world doesn’t stop that.



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