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Dr. Sheila Wyont
Dr. Sheila Smith Wyont is a product of Gaston County Schools and a proud graduate of Bessemer City High School. She was a member of the first class of North Carolina Teaching Fellows. In 1991, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She received a Master’s Degree in School Administration and Curriculum Instruction in 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In December of 2017, she completed her doctoral degree from Gardner-Webb University in Educational Leadership.
She served as an English teacher at Kings Mountain High School, Kings Mountain Middle School, and Cherryville High School. After teaching for 12 years, Dr. Wyont served as an Assistant Principal at her alma mater, Bessemer City High School for 4 years. In 2010, she was promoted to the Principal of the Early College at Bessemer City High School. In 2012, she had the opportunity to open Gaston Early College High School. Dr. Wyont returned to Bessemer City High School as its Principal in 2018.
Dr. Wyont and her husband live in Gaston County. Her son is a law student at Wake Forest University and her daughter is a recent graduate of UNC Charlotte. Dr. Wyont enjoys shopping, reading, traveling, and taking long walks on the beach.