Leading up to his recognition as National Principal of the Year (2009), Dr. Wilson spent the better part of two decades bringing groups of people together, inspiring them to action, and leading them to success. He has served in education as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal, working at both the middle school and high school levels. Through this process Dr. Wilson has seen his responsibilities grow and his commitments increase; however, he has never lost touch with his passion and deep mission to produce not only good students but, perhaps even more importantly, responsible and caring citizens. He has always led by example, continuing to serve his students and staff as a classroom instructor throughout his illustrious career.
Dr. Wilson continues to share his inspirational journey from years of hard work to nationally-acclaimed administrator through powerful keynote addresses, insightful workshops and school/district consulting. His presentations inspire, educate, and challenge audiences to develop cultures within the four walls of schools that are meaningful and rewarding for all involved in the process.
Mark has served as the President of the Georgia Association of Education Leaders (GAEL), the umbrella organization for educational leadership in the state. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP).
For several years, Dr. Wilson has been an invited speaker at national conferences, been a panelist on numerous forums, and served on dozens of statewide committees. He has been a frequent guest on "The Takeaway", a national radio show, been published in Principal Leadership, and keynoted at many business and leadership conferences.
As principal, Dr. Wilson has found a way to connect passion to service and success. His expertise in school culture and climate has led him to work with hundreds of educators who have visited his school, or in schools he has visited. It is Mark's goal to carry that experience and vision to as many people and places as possible!