Brett Wilson has been an educator with Burke County Public Schools since 2008. Prior to his move into administration, he taught secondary mathematics in both Vance and Burke counties. Brett holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in Psychology and a Master’s in School Administration and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University. He has achieved National Board Certification in secondary math with Adolescent/Young Adult focus. In his time with both counties, he has coached men’s basketball and ladies’ golf. He has served as Lead Teacher for the North Carolina Turn Around high schools initiative, mathematics representative for the Howard Hughes Math/Science program at Duke University, and is a graduate of Vance County’s Teacher-Executive Institute. He resides in Valdese with his wife and three children. He enjoys serving in his church, reading and spending time outside.
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Ashley Abee has been an educator with Burke County Public Schools for 15 years. She spent 10 of those years teaching in the high school setting as a Spanish teacher.  She has also served as the district's community liaison to EL families and as an assistant principal at both the high school and elementary levels. She holds a BA degree from Lenoir Rhyne University, a masters degree from Gardner-Webb University, and is ABD (all but dissertation) with Grand Canyon University's doctoral program in leadership.
Miss Abee has been a resident of Burke County all of her life. She enjoys spending time with her nephews and family, taking walks in the park with her dog Lindy Louise, and trips to historic towns and Pigeon Forge.