Minden High’s Wilson earns doctorate

By Josh Beavers

A Minden educator has reached the highest level of academic achievement.

Minden High Principal Rebecca Wilson has earned her Doctorate of Education from Northwestern State University. Wilson, who has been an educator for 12 years, earned her Ed.D after four years of study.

Wilson’s research focused on career readiness practices, perceptions, and understanding for teachers.

“This is exceedingly important as educators are tasked with playing so many roles in the lives of our students,” Wilson told The Journal during a Monday interview. “Teachers must have high and realistic expectations for students in all parts of their education and their lives. This is nourished through authentic relationships.”

Wilson said she believes serving in education is a calling, and she is thankful to serve the community, parents, and students.

“My hope is to exemplify for our students, faculty, and staff the immense value of education and promote a culture of goal and vision-setting that will positively affect students, their families, and our community,” she said. “Minden is a wonderful place to live. Our children are blessed to call it home. The education that our students are receiving at Minden High School is superb. There is truly a place for everyone at Minden High. Our faculty and staff are very supportive and they truly believe in investing in our students. I am fortunate to serve Minden High School and the Webster Parish School Board.

She continued: “When asked, ‘How are you?’ I often say, ‘I’m living the dream.’ Of course there are hard days, and days when you don’t think you did enough to help a student, but truly, I am living the dream. I get the privilege of having the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life everyday.”

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