Here at Apex High School, we had many new teachers this school year. Ms. Wilson is our new marketing teacher. She is very excited to be teaching at Apex and was also a student at Apex High School. Keep reading to learn more about our new marketing teacher, Ms. Wilson.

What is your name? Paris Wilson

Where are you from? “I’m from here, Apex.” 

Where did you go to college? “North Carolina A&T State University”

Why did you become a marketing teacher? “Well, I chose Marketing because I got my degree in Marketing, but I chose to be a teacher because while I was in school for marketing, I was in this marketing organization, and we did this tutoring session that we made up where we tutored the middle college. That’s when I started, and I really liked it.”

What other jobs did you have before teaching? “Straight out of college, I did business-to-business sales and quickly decided I hated sales. The only reason I was doing sales was to get into marketing, which I ended up doing after leaving sales. I did social media marketing, turned around, and did admin/HR sales before coming here.”

What are your thoughts about Apex so far? “I love Apex. I graduated from Apex, so I have that relationship. Moving from a student role here to being staff and a teacher is even better. I feel like I have so much support being a first-year teacher. I feel like I could go to any CTE teacher and ask a question, and they are more than willing to help me.”

What is your favorite TV show? “I would say The Office because I have watched that show all the way through seven times since I’ve been in college, but it’s like one of those shows where you’ll just have on, and you’re not always watching it, but when you do tune in, it’s funny, but you don’t have to pay attention.”

What were you like as a student? “I’ve always been a decent student; I’ve never been straight A. I was always a B-average student. I would say I did comfortably well. I never overstressed school or anything like that. I did enough to make a good grade and then was done with it. I didn’t put a bunch of extra work in. I always communicated in class, but I wasn’t super loud either. Honestly, I think I was a pretty great student! I feel like I was my ideal student.” 

What advice would you give students? “My advice would be that not everything is final. For students who are trying to decide what they want to do and what they want to go to college for, it’s important what you major in, but you don’t have to do what you’re majoring in. There are routes that you can choose from. I think that is something that I probably needed to hear because I didn’t know what I wanted to go to school for. I was still changing majors in college. I didn’t know what I wanted to do! It’s not an end-all situation. You’ll figure it out! Just make sure you get transferable skills, of course, so that you can apply those in more areas.”

If you weren’t teaching, what would you be doing? “I would probably pursue HR more.”

What do you think your students think of you? “Honestly, I don’t know! I do feel compared to the old marketing teacher who was here last year. I think students might see me as not super talkative because I’m really not. Sometimes getting up here and teaching and doing a long lecture is not for me. I’d rather say a few things and let you guys do what you do at your own pace. I do want to say that my students would say that I am fair.”

Ms. Wilson is an amazing teacher; we are so excited that she is here this year! We hope she enjoys her first year as a marketing teacher here at Apex!

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