Fort Benning, Georgia
Kelisa Wing is an assistant principal at West Point Elementary School in West Point, New York, and a former secondary English teacher. She is the 2017 DoDEA State Teacher of the Year, and a 2016 Association of Supervision, Curriculum, and Development (ASCD) Emerging Leader.
She created a non-profit organization called #Squad Up for Education, Inc., to empower parents, students, and educators to commit to become partners in education. The goal is to never allow any child to fail by setting goals, developing a road map for future success, and working with the community to realize students’ dreams. She believes that all students have the capacity to learn as long as we believe in their ability. She is the author of, “Weeds & Seeds: How To Stay Positive in the Midst of Life’s Storms” and is in the process of writing her latest book on the school-to-prison pipeline.
Kelisa holds a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Maryland University College, a master of arts in secondary education, and an educational specialist degree with a concentration in curriculum, instruction and educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled at Walden University in the doctor of education program.