Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Tracy Avery

Mr. Avery is very excited and grateful to be returning to Wiley as the new principal!  His entire career has existed in diverse learning environments, including magnet, charter, and Title I spaces. He has also served students and led learning in both rural and urban settings.  His path began as a first and third grade teacher before deciding to extend his influence in educational leadership. Outside of his short time as a substitute teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, all of his experiences have been in the elementary setting. 

Mr. Avery holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University in elementary education and school administration, as well as a master’s of art degree in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. He is a proud product of Wake County Public Schools. As a young learner, he attended several schools in the southeastern area of our district with an accent straight out of Garner. From a fairly large, close-knit family, he is a dog dad to Sasha-Malia.

The sustainable goal that resonates most with Mr. Avery is Goal #4 to Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This aligns with the district’s core belief #2 that Every student is expected to learn, grow, and succeed, while we will eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity. Mr. Avery’s vision for Wiley is that as we continue to connect the global community to the school and our school to the local community, we will increase student growth and achievement while decreasing the achievement gap for all student populations.

When you get the chance, ask him what he’s reading!