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.


Cassandra Caldwell has been an educator with Burke County Public Schools for 26 years. She spent 25 of those years teaching in the elementary setting as a kindergarten, first grade, and Pre K teacher. She holds a BS degree from Western Carolina University, a masters degree from Appalachian State University, and is a National Board Certified teacher with a focus in Early Childhood.
Ms. Caldwell has been a resident of Burke County all of her life. She lives in Drexel with her son Ryan who is 13 years old and a chihuahua named Talley.
Ms. Caldwell loves to go camping and enjoys relaxing while reading a good book.