Essentially, she’s the voice of teachers to the superintendent. Mary has a unique ability to understand her client’s needs because she is a former elementary school teacher, teaching for nine years at Goodridge Elementary School.
As part of her role as BCEA President Mary counsels her clients through due process hearings, corrective action plans and other administrative difficulties. She advocates for teacher rights on the local level with the Board of Education and school district and at the state level. She holds separate monthly Executive Council meetings and BCEA building representatives meetings.
Ms. Wilson is a member of the Budget Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, and Safety Committee for the Boone County School district. Mary is a member of the National Council of Urban Education Association (NCUEA). She also serves on both the NKEA Board of Directors and the KEA Board of Directors. Mary is a proud alumnus of KEA Emerging Leader and has been asked to return to speak to the latest graduates of Emerging Leader. She co-chairs the Boone County annual Read Across America event and most recently co-chaired the Northern Kentucky Education Rally in October 2017.
Mary is a relationship builder. “I believe in building relationships with the community that lead to fostering relationships between our association and our schools. I listen to people with an open heart and mind of understanding. I research their issues to find workable solutions to their problems or issues,” says BCEA President Mary Wilson.
Mary’s undergrad is in Speech Communication from Penn State University. She also holds two masters; one in Teaching from the University of Phoenix and the other in Educational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University.
Mary is also a registered lobbyist serving as a liaison between the Boone County School District, BCEA and state legislators representing Boone County at the state capital in Frankfort, Kentucky.