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Mrs. Mariah Walker
Greetings Hilburn Hawks! I am Mariah Walker and I have the privilege of serving as the Principal at Hilburn Academy! I am thrilled to be a part of the Hilburn Academy community. I began working in public education in 2005. As an English teacher, I taught English language learners, academically gifted students, as well as adolescents who were unable to read. Through these experiences, I became passionate about improving our educational system, and decided to go back to school myself. I taught for six years before moving into educational leadership through school administration; seeking greater opportunities to positively impact the lives of students. Prior to teaching English, I worked as an infant teacher, 2 year old co-teacher, and 4 year old co-teacher at a pre-school in Raleigh.
I am a Raleigh native, and a former Wake County Public School Student. I completed my undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, where I was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. I have graduate degrees, also from NCSU (Go Pack), in Curriculum Development and School Leadership. I have been fortunate to work with kids of all ages ranging from birth to 22 year olds. Yet, even though I have worked with many children, my own two children keep me guessing! My husband and I have two young children, ages 4 and 3. They allow me to see the world in a different perspective indeed! School communities work best when students, staff, and parents are joined in building the future for our children together. We have a huge influence on the development of our children, and the way they will form their views of how to interact in our world. This is my 6th year in administration, and my 12th year with Wake County Public Schools! I am passionate about equity, achievement, literacy, and meaningful relationships. I hope to support your family with a positive experience at Hilburn Academy, so that your child feels a positive influence and motivation to be compassionate learner. I am looking forward to flying with you for a great year! Please let me know if I can be of help to you or your family. Contact me at mwalker4 @ wcpss.net. Puedo ayudar en Espanol, tambien!
Alumni: NC State University for EVERYTHING! #GOPACK
My Favorite Children's Book: Anything Harry Potter Related
My Favorite Quote: "Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me." - Alice Walker