Wilma Hamilton Delp

Wilma Hamilton Delp is an eclectic educator, having served in both public and private schools and at the university level. She has been a teacher and a principal for students of all levels and abilities.

Wilma has served as a coordinator of gifted education, a director of special education, a secondary school director, and an associate superintendent for instruction (K–12). She retired as the Superintendent of Schools in Sarasota County, Florida. By the close of her tenure, student achievement was consistently among the highest in the state.

Wilma has also worked throughout the country as a consultant with private foundations and their partner schools/districts. All of this work has focused on improving student achievement and providing equity and opportunity.

Wilma's emphasis is — as it has always been — to ensure the quality of the school or system by developing the internal capacity of all staff members. She believes that systemic, sustainable, and mission-driven professional development, combined with ongoing coaching and staff support, is key. Leadership development remains a hallmark of her work.

She is currently working as an initiative consultant with The Patterson Foundation in Sarasota, Florida, a community that is coming together around the importance of early learning with particular emphasis on reading. She is committed to focusing the community's talent and resources on this opportunity to help improve the reading comprehension of children from all backgrounds.

Join Wilma on Twitter: @WilmaHamilton15

To contact Wilma: delpwilma@gmail.com

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