Angie Kearney, Board Chair, Purdue Pharmaceuticals
Vice Chair, Wilson Economic Development Council
Mary T. Long, CPA
Mary C. Mallory
Self Sufficiency Program Manager with Wilson County Department of Social Services
- 3 successful children that were educated by the Wilson County School System
Three Facts About Mary
- Has 2 beautiful grandchildren
- 20+ years with DSS
- Married for 37+ years
Three Character Traits that describe Mary
- Like to laugh
- Naturally curious
- Value my close friends
Associate Director of Admissions for Barton College
In this capacity, Krystal works with high school and college students engaged in service, leadership, and fellowship.
Krystal is a graduate from Walden University with a Masters in Higher Education. She graduated from Barton College with a degree in mass communications with a concentration in journalism and TV broadcast.
Krystal has experience working for multiple platforms, including print publications, enrollment, marketing, sales and nonprofits. She looks forward to making a difference in the lives of young people and is committed to transforming our community into classrooms and inspiring all to serve, learn and change the world.
In her free time Krystal enjoys spending time with her family, a good cup of coffee, and relaxing at the beach.
Wilson County Schools, New Hope Elementary School Counselor
- Three children, who are happy, productive, and caring young adults
Three Facts About Ellen
- I am a Native North Carolinian, born in Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt. Airy
- I attended public schools, sent my three children to public schools and colleges, and have worked in NC public schools for the past 22 years. I believe in NC public schools!
- My husband, Bob, and I love to travel.
Three Character Traits that describe Ellen
Steve Ellis Wilson County Schools
Executive Director for Alternative Education
Wilson County Schools
Wilson County School Board
Wells Elementary volunteer and Work First Experience coordinator
- Starting the Wilson YMCA
Three facts about Paula
- I grew up in New Jersey.
- I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
- I love water and swimming.
Three character traits that describe Paula
- Hard working.
Superintendent, Wilson County Schools
Lane Mills started his tenure as superintendent of Wilson County Schools (WCS) on July 1, 2016. Dr. Mills is no stranger to WCS having served as assistant superintendent for accountability and technology from 1997-2007. Prior to coming back to WCS, Dr. Mills was the superintendent for Craven County Schools for four and a half years.
Dr. Mills and his family are happy to be back in Wilson, where his children were born, and where they have deep roots. He is excited about working with students and staff to continue the great work being done here.
“I am committed to engaging students, staff and community members to create a relentless focus on success,” Dr. Mills said. “I will remain approachable and available to the community and schools in every possible way. This is not a job for me, but a calling.”
After graduating from Union County Public Schools, Dr. Mills attended East Carolina University and earned a bachelor’s in psychology. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in school psychology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Mills began his career in education as a school psychologist for Edgecombe County Schools. He then became the district’s data analysis/research supervisor and was serving as the director of information and accountability systems before coming to work in Wilson County in 1997.
Executive Director, Seeds of Hope Wilson
Mrs. Morello is married with two grown sons, three grandsons, and a beloved great-granddaughter, Belle. After sixteen years of service at the Wilson County Public Library, she retired in December of 2014 and banded together with others to form the nonprofit, Seeds of Hope Wilson.
Mrs. Morello has served on the board of Communities in Schools of Wilson County for a number of years and served as Coordinator of the Hand in Hand Ministry at Winstead Church for ten years working with Vick Elementary School to provide support for students and staff.
Mrs. Morello is a PK (preacher’s kid) and grew up in the New England area. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Wesleyan College she did advanced studies, primarily at Wesley Theological Seminary, and was consecrated a Diaconal Minister in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1997.
Mrs. Morello and her husband, Mike, have lived in Wilson for nineteen years and have grown to love the community and its people and particularly the children and families of Samuel H. Vick Elementary School