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Kim Dalton
Kindergarten Teacher

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Ms. Dalton graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Development. She earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Ms. Dalton has taught in Delaware, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Utah, and North Carolina over the course of 25 years. For 3 years she was an Educational Outreach Coordinator for the largest animal sanctuary in the United States: Best Friends Animal Society combining her two passions: teaching and animals.

 

        
Amy Woodcock

KindergartenTeacher

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Hometown: Wilmington, NC

This is Ms. Woodcock’s second year at Wilmington Prep Academy and her 6th year as an educator. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Wilmington and is certified to teach grades K-6. 

    

Penelope Trammell
1st Grade Teacher

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Mrs. Trammell graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Concentration in English. She was born and raised in nearby Pender County where she still resides with her husband and children. After teaching elementary school in Sampson County for 6 years, she made the switch to teaching professional development for adults in the field of Early Childhood Education. Most recently she has earned her Master’s Degree in Child Development from Walden University. Mrs. Trammell is happy to put that knowledge to good use here at WPA with our precious first graders.  

 

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Deborah Ziglar

2nd Grade Teacher

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Hometown: Eden, NC

Mrs. Ziglar is beginning her fourth year at Wilmington Prep and has been an educator for a total of eleven years. She attended Greensboro College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

 
Kathryn Wuest

3rd Grade Teacher

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Hometown: Moorehead City, NC

This is Ms. Wuest’s second year at Wilmington Prep Academy and her 6th year as an educator. She attended UNC-Wilmington where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology and is certified to teach K-6. 

 

Mrs. Castillo
4th Grade Teacher

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Hometown: Wilmington, NC

Mrs. Castillo is beginning her sixth year as an educator and has been here at Wilmington Prep all six years. While attending East Carolina University, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a concentration in Child Studies. She is currently pursuing her K-12 Reading license.

 

 
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Kaitlyn Mauck
5th Grade Teacher 

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Ms. Mauck graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Behavioral Studies. Ms. Mauck grew up in Lexington, NC and was heavily involved in marching band and all things musical. She prides herself on being creative and seeing things from a different perspective. She has been a resident of Wilmington for 7 years and is excited to begin her teaching career at Wilmington Preparatory Academy.

 

 

Andrew Hart
Middle School Math and Science Teacher

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Mr. Hart graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He has also taken course work towards his Master’s Degree in Education at Fayetteville State University and is currently classes away from completing his Master’s Degree in business from Phoenix University online. He has also coached college baseball for Coastal Carolina University's NCBA team. Mr. Hart is from Nevada, Ohio and currently resides in Wilmington, NC. When he has spare time, he loves spending it with his daughter.

 

Shannon Hinely
Middle School Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher

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Ms. Hinely graduated with a Masters degree in Teaching in 2014. She also has an undergraduate degree in Geography from UNC-Wilmington. This is Ms. Hinely’s 3rd year teaching, and her 2nd year teaching at Wilmington Preparatory Academy. She is the 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.

 
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Kristen Hardesty
6th Grade Teacher

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Ms. Hardesty graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education, a minor in American Sign Language, and a concentration of Linguistics for Teachers.  She has been in the teaching profession as a K-6 educator for 4 years presently.  Ms. Hardesty grew up in Brookfield, Ohio and has been a North Carolina Resident since December 1996.

 

 

 

Sheri Welsh
Art Teacher - All Grades
1st Grade Teacher Assistant

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Hometown: Wilmington, NC

This is Ms. Welsh's first year at Wilmington Prep and her 10th year as an educator. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from East Carolina University. She is certified to teach Art K-12 and Elementary Education K-6.

 

Reddgo Long Jr.
Physical Education Teacher

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This is Mr. Long's first year at Wilmington Preparatory Academy and his 3rd year as a basketball coach in the private school system. He attended UNC-Wilmington where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sports Leadership, & Tourism Management. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Arts and Community Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Lara Nelson
EC Director / Teacher

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Ms. Nelson graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and minors in Psychology and American Studies. She then earned her Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Special Education: General Curriculum from UNCC. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Ms. Nelson grew up in New Bern, NC and has been a resident of Wilmington since March 2017.

 

 

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Robert Taylor
Spanish Teacher

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Mr. Taylor was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina and just recently moved to Wilmington in January 2017. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Religion at Clemson University. He put his degree to use by directing the musical portion of the Contemporary and Spanish service for Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina for 4 years. He also taught 1 year of Spanish at First Presbyterian Academy in Greenville, South Carolina prior to arriving here.