Degrees and Certifications:

2009-Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Alabama 2016-Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Alabama 2018-Saraland Early Education Center's Teacher of the Year 2020-National Board Certified Teacher in EMC Literacy 2022-Master Certification in Instructional Leadership from the University of South Alabama

Mrs. Rakesia Wilson

I am thrilled to be a part of Saraland Middle School this school year. I began my educational career 14 years ago as a first-grade teacher at Saraland Elementary School and this is my first year as an assistant principal at SMS. I am happily married to my husband, Brian, and we have two children who both attend Saraland City Schools. My hobbies include spending time with my family, reading, and traveling.

I graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor's degree in 2009 and a master's degree in 2016. My major was Elementary Education. In 2020, I became a National Board-Certified Teacher in the area of Early and Middle Childhood Literacy: Reading-Language Arts. In 2022, I received a certificate in Instructional Leadership from South Alabama.

As an instructional leader, I will be committed to building a trusting culture in which school improvement is a constant priority. My goal is to work collaboratively with parents/guardians, students, teachers, and the community to provide a safe and encouraging environment where all students may experience success.