Strategic Planning Meeting will be held July 19th 4pm-6pm and July 20th 9pm-12pm.

WPA Family,
We hope you are doing well and are having a super summer thus far. We like to stay in
touch even in the summer months and keep you updated on all things Generals related.
After further discussion Dr. Steven Taylor was no longer able to accept the position of
Executive Director. We wish him well in all his future endeavors and am grateful for all
he has done to support education in Wayne County. After reaching this agreement, the
Board immediately agreed to proceed with another applicant, the Interim Executive
Director, Dr. Tina Hinson. We are excited to begin the next chapter of WPA.
Many of you are familiar with Dr. Hinson’s impressive resumes which includes serving
as the elementary school principal since 2021 and prior to that spent time as a 4 th  grade
teacher here at Wayne Prep. Dr. Hinson also is a member of the Wayne Preparatory
Academy School Improvement Team.
Prior to her tenure here, Dr. Hinson taught mathematics and health in Wayne County
and Duplin County Public Schools, served as assistant principal at South Lenoir High
School and Long Hill Elementary School, principal at Pink Hill Elementary and as
curriculum coach at Benson Middle School. In addition, Dr. Hinson served as
the executive director of curriculum and the director of testing and accountability for
Lenoir County Public Schools, and director of curriculum and instruction for Weldon City
Immediately prior to rejoining Wayne Prep in 2021, Dr. Hinson spent three years with
the NC Department of Public Instruction as the Program Administrator for Federal
Programs Monitoring and Support Division, Eastern Charters, Southeast Region. In this
position Dr. Hinson worked with multiple charter schools to ensure that they remained in
compliance with federal program mandates, helped schools build their capacity in order
to improve student outcomes, and assisted schools in their budgetary processes.
Dr. Hinson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Atlantic Christian College,
her Master of School Administration from East Carolina University and her Doctorate of
Education in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.
We expect Dr. Hinson’s time at WPA to be a time of growth both professionally and
academically, as the board desires to see the bar continuously raised for our scholars.
As always, WPA strives to create a legacy of leadership and learning in each and every
scholar. We look forward to exciting things in the 24-25 academic year!

Our Vision:

To Create a Legacy of Leadership and Learning that Embraces, Enriches, and Engages Children's Strengths, One Child at a Time.

Our Mission:

We believe that all children will learn if we teach them carefully. Careful instruction includes at its core teaching children at their instructional level. We believe that learning is a function of instruction, not a function of the learner. We are committed to a culture of leadership that includes cooperative discipline, positive behavior supports, and an environment of earned consequences. We are designed to use data to drive our decisions in finance, operation, and academics. We are driven to focus on the needs of our scholars, rather than be distracted by the needs of adults.

Welcome scholars and families to Wayne Preparatory Academy.

We are excited to embark on our seventh year at Wayne Preparatory Academy with a dedicated faculty, dedicated Board of Directors and enthusiastic families.

Wayne Preparatory Academy is a Tuition-free Public Charter School serving Kindergarten through 12th Grade. We are a Leadership School that teaches the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to its scholars and staff. With an Academic Model focused on acceleration we are excited to offer an alternative choice in Public Education.

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