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Meet the Administrators

Beckie Spears, Principal Carol Cleary, Assistant Principal
Beckie Spears
Assistant Principal
Carol Cleary
Message from WES Principal ~
Hello Wilkesboro families! My name is Beckie Spears, and I am excited to serve as your principal.  WES has been part of my life forever -- first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a parent.  It is an honor and privilege to be principal in a school with a long history of excellence and tradition.  I  spent the past 25 years teaching, learning, and collaborating as a classroom teacher, an AIG resource teacher, an instructional specialist, and an assistant principal.  I live in Wilkesboro with my husband and our two daughters.
I enjoy working with students and their families to make each year the best school year ever.  We want our school to be a positive, nurturing learning community where students and teachers are inspired to learn, supported to grow, and empowered to achieve.  We believe in a whole-child approach, and it is our goal to make each school day enjoyable and rewarding.  Learning is our passion, and when we combine joy and teamwork with focused effort, we can achieve amazing possibilities.  We appreciate the opportunity to be part of your family's life, and we thank you in advance for your support, encouragement, involvement, and patience as we work with your family.  I am here to support you, so please call me at 336-838-4261 if I can assist you or your child in any way.
Message from WES Assistant Principal ~

Greetings to the students, staff, families, and community of Wilkesboro Elementary School! #WE are beginning a wonderful new journey together!  I am excited and honored to be able to serve you as your new full-time assistant principal! 

I achieved my BS in Elementary Education (K-6) at Lees McRae. I taught 3rd and 5th grades at Mountain View Elementary and C.B. Eller Elementary while becoming National Board Certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist, which certified me to also teach all core subjects through ninth grade.  Being interested in administration, in 2011 I applied for and was accepted into North Carolina Principal Fellows.  I received my Masters in Administration from Western Carolina University in 2011, and returned back to the classroom at Mountain View Elementary School, where I taught 3rd and 4th grades. I transferred to East Wilkes Middle School as an 8th grade Math/Science teacher before becoming the assistant principal of Central Wilkes Middle School during the 2015/2016 school year. I was a CWMS Falcon for five years, and now I am a new EAGLE!  I am currently in the Ed. S. program at Appalachian State University, and hope to complete this degree at the end of the spring semester of 2021.  As you can see, I am a huge proponent of lifelong learning and of continuous improvement.

On the personal side, I have been married to my fantastic husband, Barry Cleary, for 28 years.  I have two delightful daughters and two wonderful sons, and all have “left the nest.” In the last two years, I have been blessed with two adorable grandsons, Connor and Ashwin, who refer to me as Yaya (well, Ashwin doesn’t, but he’s only 5 months old). I am an avid animal lover and have one dog, an Akita named Tanka (the Terrible). In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family doing anything from just hanging out to running 5Ks to half marathons.

Mrs. C