Becky Wilson has been chosen to head Minden High School as principal, filling the position left by Robin Tucker when she took a job as the district personnel director job earlier this summer.
Wilson, who has worked in the Webster school system for eight years, was the assistant principal at MHS since 2014 until May when she was tapped to become Doyline High School’s principal.
North Webster Jr. High assistant principal Leroy Hamilton will move to Doyline High School as principal on a one year-basis, Superintendent Johnny Rowland Jr. said.
Being named Minden High School’s principal is a dream come true, Wilson said, and she is encouraged and humbled by the outpouring support from the community.
“This is my alma mater and has been a dream of mine,” Wilson said, who graduated from Minden High School in 1997. “I am so honored of the faith that Mr. Rowland, supervisors and school board members have put into me.”
Rowland said Wilson is what the Tide is all about–a hardworking supporter who will be a cheerleader for the school.
“She takes great pride in her school as well as the community,” he said. “I believe she will work very hard in all capacities to grow and improve her new school.”
Wilson said one of her goals is to continue the growth the school has seen in recent years under Tucker’s leadership.
“Last year, MHS was up 9.4 points on our school performance scores, which was the biggest gain in the parish,” she said. “I believe that we will continue to grow because we have such a great faculty that wants to see the students succeed.”
Other goals of Wilson are to grow parent and community support as well as show students their time in high school affects their entire life and how it impacts the Minden community.
Wilson said under Rowland’s leadership at the district level, great things are not only on the horizon for the school, but for the entire school district.
Before serving as assistant principal at Minden High School, she spent five years at Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School as the English III and IV and dual enrollment teacher for Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.
She graduated from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor of arts and earned a master of arts in Christian education from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and educational leadership from Northwestern State University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at NSU.
Wilson and her husband Chris have two children, Topher and Turner.