Meet Kristyn Wilson
2016-18 Teaching Fellow
Randolph School, BA in English and Global Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill
Teaching and coaching assignments:
English 300, JV Cross Country, varsity swimming
Memorable Woodberry moment:
The cheers of support from my fellow Red's Raiders as I competed in the dizzy bat Woodberry Cup challenge were unforgettable. It had been a while since I had competed in a field day competition, but I was inspired by the boys' competitive and supportive spirit and gave it my all. Though I had only met most of the boys a few days before, I staggered across the finish line to cheers and shouts of "Way to go, Ms. Wilson!" and immediately felt like part of the community.
Observations about teaching boys in a boarding school setting:
The rate at which boys cultivate relationships with both peers and teachers is exciting and astonishing. After only a few weeks, my students have crossed the threshold of familiarity and are willing to be vulnerable and take academic and personal risks in class, on the field, and on dorm, knowing already that their classmates will encourage them. Given the high level of access we as teachers have to the boys throughout the day, I am able to more fully support and challenge my students in these risks, which is an awesome opportunity for
all of us.