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Meet our new vice principal

When Agatha Wilke joined the district as MOMS’ new vice principal, a rare education quartet was completed. She added “school administrator” to her experience, which also includes serving on a board of education, parenting two school-age children, and teaching for two decades. That multi-tiered level of experience – parent, teacher, administrator, board member –  provides her with a unique understanding of education and the delivery of instruction. 

“I have a holistic view of how a district functions,” Wilke said. “I think when I speak with students, I am genuinely able to say to them that I understand them and what they’re experiencing because of raising my own kids. I can empathize with teachers because I know the trials and tribulations of the classroom from my 20 years teaching, including teaching synchronously which I did last year for three months. All this gives me the insight to help and support everyone as best I can.” 

Before coming to Mount Olive, Wilke spent all of her educational career teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies at Randolph Middle School. She also served as eighth grade faculty leader and led professional development presentations on such topics as classroom management, co-teaching models, and writing in the humanities. She has also been a presenter at Montclair University’s summer conference and the annual workshop of the New Jersey Council for Social Studies. 

The veteran educator hit the job running when she began in August. Taking on a new position in a new district is normally difficult on its own, but learning new faces and procedures while in the midst of planning for the post-pandemic reentry of students provided unique challenges.

“That’s the tough part,” said Wilke. “I joke with the other administrators that I’ve been thrown into the deep end of the pool without any floaties. Everyone here, though, has been so wonderful and receptive. Through all our planning, we’ve created a supportive instructional environment for kids.” 

Wilke is the building’s third vice principal, joining Chris Reagan and Nick Cutro. Each VP now supervises a different grade level and will stay with his or her students as they advance through their middle school years. The house plan is designed to create meaningful connections between administrators and kids.

Wilke holds a bachelor’s in political science from Rutgers, a master’s in the art of teaching from Marygrove University in Detroit, and a master’s in education leadership from Centenary University. She was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. when she was 9. In addition to spending time with her family (an eighth-grader, a sophomore, and a Wayne math teacher husband) and three dogs, she enjoys reading, traveling, and baking.


 

 

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