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Quiletta J. Dunston is currently in her 4th year in the Wake County Public School District. Before coming to Phillips High School, she had the opportunity to spend seven years as an Exceptional Children Teacher and nine years as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Barton College. While coaching at Barton College, Ms. Dunston began teaching in Wilson County and decided to transition into full-time teaching. Ms. Dunston was recognized as the 2013 Teacher of the Year at Phillips Middle School in Edgecombe County, where she completed her internship as an assistant principal.
Ms. Dunston has worked on numerous improvement projects, instruction and staff development, revising the means of providing student remediation for struggling students, implementing data-driven instructional strategies, and developed a summer academy for incoming sixth graders. Currently she serves as board chair in an alternative learning environment. At Phillips High School, as the Alternative Learning Center Coordinator, Ms. Dunston led a revision of the ALC program and managed critical partnerships that served to expose students to various new opportunities, strategies and interventions for success.
Ms. Dunston is currently working on her EdD in Organizational Leadership at Gardner-Webb University. She obtained her Masters degree in Executive Leadership and Administration from Gardner-Webb University and a Masters degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. She did her undergraduate work at Western Carolina University.
Ms. Dunston enjoys traveling, reading, playing tennis and basketball. She was a 4yr All-Conference Track & Field athlete at Western Carolina University.