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  • Vicki Wood, Principal - vwood@wcpss.net

    Ms. Wood has worked in the Wake County Public School System for 23 years and has 25 years of educational experience. 

    She has strong ties to the Garner community as she was a first and fourth grade teacher, Instructional Resource teacher, and AIG teacher at Vandora Springs Elementary before getting her masters in school administration from East Carolina University (GO PIRATES!).

    Ms. Wood served as the Assistant Principal of Conn Elementary for two years, before coming to Vance, where she served seven years as the Assistant Principal. Through her seven years as the Assistant Principal, she served the staff, students, parents, and the community by working together to provide a meaningful, rigourous, and engaging learning environment for all learners. 

    Ms. Wood has been married for 21 years and has two daughters. One is currently a student at UNC Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and one is a rising sophomore at Garner Magnet High School.  When not at school, Ms.Wood enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, trips to the beach, and walking her two dogs (Buddy & Bella). 

    She looks forward to continuing to support the Vance Community by ensuring all students succeed.  

    Mr. Anthony Velasquez, Assistant Principal - avelasquez@wcpss.net 

    Mr. Velasquez has worked in the Wake County Public School system for 2 years and has 7 years of educational experience.

    He has lived in North Carolina for the last 10 years. After graduation, he began working as a teacher in Johnston County, spending five years at Selma Elementary, where he served as a 4th grade teacher, 5th grade dual language teacher, an AIG teacher, and an administrative intern. In 2022, Mr. Velasquez graduated from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) with his Master's in School Administration. Last year, he completed his 6th year in education, working as a 5th grade teacher at South Lakes Elementary in Wake County.

    This is Mr. Velasquez's first year as an assistant principal. He has a strong commitment to provide the best education for all of the students that he serves. He knows that this is not possible without the dedication and care of our teachers, parents, community members and administrators. Lastly, he believes that it takes a village to supply our students with the education they deserve.

    Mr. Velasquez has been married for 2 years and met his wife at Elon University. They recently bought a house in Fuquay-Varina and love the area so far. When Mr. Velasquez is not at school, he enjoys playing baseball, golf or basketball with his friends. He loves to watch college football on Saturdays, especially if his Ohio State Buckeyes are playing. 

    He is honored to serve the Vance community and he looks forward to a great school year!