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Assistant Principal of Instruction
Ms. Vasili has lived in Winston-Salem for 20 years, and is originally from Albania. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Tirane (Albania) and a Master's Degree in Education Leadership from Gardner Webb University. She taught Physics, Math, and CTE in WS/FCS before joining North as an administrator. She was a Teacher of the Year finalist for the district in 2012, and Teacher of the Year for Atkins High School in 2015.
Here is Ms. Vasili's philosophy on education:
"From my experiences both as a learner and an educator, I firmly believe that an educator who is passionate about the subject material can make learners passionate about it as well. Enthusiasm can motivate learners to learn more about a particular subject and encourage them to pursue their interests through further education or as a possible career. Furthermore, learners who are excited about the course material will enjoy learning, rather than viewing it as a dull or arduous task. I believe that education should teach learners the skills they can use in all the areas of their lives, not just in the classroom."
Greetings Vikings!!! I am a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Business Communication. In 2011, I earned my History Teaching Certification, while I coached Football and taught History in Guilford County Schools for 10 years. In 2012 I was named a distinguished graduate of Liberty University where I earned my Master of Education in Teaching and Learning. In 2018, I earned my Post Masters Certificate in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
In 2018, I returned to Smith High where I served as the Dean of Students from 2018 to 2020. While at Smith High, I was able to lead stakeholders to reduce suspensions by 35% which increased instruction via restorative and meditation practices. During the 2020-21 school year, I served as an Assistant Principal at Davie County High School in Mocksville, NC where I coached teachers in Hybrid Instruction. In 2021, I joined the WSFCS District. Since serving in the district, I was named an Assistant Principal of the Year and member of the Appalachian State University School of Education Principal Partnership.
I strongly believe that every student can learn, and every teacher should be effective and impactful which is my educational philosophy. As a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, I strive to serve, lead youth and the community through excellence and achievement.
My Mottos is “To inspire, Empower, and Motivate a generation one student at a time!”