School Improvement

  • School Improvement Plan 

    School Improvement in Wake County Public Schools

    The purpose of school improvement is to improve achievement and outcomes for every student - intentionally working to eliminate performance predictability among subgroups - by collaboratively and continuously analyzing data and making decisions considering the unique needs of the learning community and the district's strategic plan.

    At Wendell Middle School, we are committed to building quality relationships with students, parents, and stakeholders. Our staff encourages academic, emotional, and personal growth.  

    If you are interested in attending a School Improvement Team meeting, please contact our School Improvement Team Chair, Zachary Finkbiner, at or 919-365-1667


    2023-2024 School Improvement Team Members

    All members were voted on by our staff on 9/27/2023

    Zachary Finkbiner   School Improvement Chair, Magnet Coordinator  
    Catherine Trudell   Principal  
    Rebekah Betts Healthy Living /PE Teacher
    Kim Burton Director of Title One
    Heather Cooke Special Education Teacher
    David Cooney School Counselor
    Kiya Cotton CTE Teacher
    Alexus Cox SPED Teacher
    Nicole D'Arcy 6th Grade Math Teacher
    Jennifer Deaver 8th Grade ELA Teacher
    Cheryl Faison Instructional Assistant
    Ingrid Forsythe 8th Math Teacher
    Kaitlin Geikler 6th Grade SS Teacher /SS Department Chair
    Magnus Hemans Assistant Principal
    Tammy Johnson   Intervention Teacher  
    Leslie Keenan 8th Math and Sci Teacher/Sci Department Chair
    Gabrielle Lazer   6th Grade Math Teacher  
    Delaine Machado ESL Teacher
    Corinna Moreno 7th ELA Teacher/ELA Department Chair
    Pamela Noble 7th Grade Math Teacher
    Jennifer Palmer Assistant Principal
    Ann Patterson-Schmitt Media Specialist
    Marsie Rabii Assistant Principal
    Catherine Slade   Band Teacher & Department Chair  
    Jennifer Smith Senior Administrator to the NE Area Sup
    Melissa St. Louis 7th Grade Science Teacher


    2023-2024 School Improvement Meetings

    All meetings will be held in-person in the Media Center and begin at 3:30 PM.  Meetings will end at approximately 5 PM

    September 5, 2023
    October 3, 2023
    October 17, 2023 (Committee) 
    November 7, 2023 (Quarterly Review)
    December 5, 2023 (Committee)
    December 12, 2023
    January 9, 2024
    January 23, 2024 (Committee)
    February 6, 2024 (Quarterly Review) 
    February 27, 2024 (Committee)
    March 5, 2024
    March 19, 2024 (Committe)
    April 2, 2024
    April 9, 2024 (Committee)
    May 7, 2024
    May 14, 2024 (Committee)
    June 4, 2024

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