Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Michelle Tiesi - Principal
Ms. Tiesi is the Principal at Fred L Wilson. She started her teaching career with KCS in 1997. She loves to garden, travel, and spend time with her family. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, attending her kids’ events, and reading.
Ms. Tiesi earned her Bachelor's degree of Science in Education from Oswego State University in 1996. Prior to transitioning to Fred L. Wilson, Ms. Tiesi started her career teaching at Shady Brook Elementary. She earned her Academically/Intellectually Gifted Certification in 2001. She then achieved her Master's Degree in Reading, Language and Literacy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2002. The following year she achieved National Board Certification in the area of Generalist/Early Childhood. In 2004 Ms. Tiesi transitioned to the Instructional Coach at Shady Brook Elementary and was later promoted to Assistant Principal. In 2018 Ms. Tiesi became the Letterland Certified Coach for the district. Ms. Tiesi pursued a School Administration add-on license from Gardner Webb University. Ms. Tiesi holds a NC K-6 teaching license, K-12 Reading license, School Administration: Principal license, Academically/Intellectually Gifted License and National Board Certification.
One of Ms. Tiesi's goal is to make contributions to the educational environment that impacts all students while expressing the desire to enhance student achievement. Ms. Tiesi believes a great leader is a good listener, treats everyone with respect and has the best interest of the students and school community at the forefront of every decision.
Ms. Tiesi lives in Huntersville with her husband, three children, and dog Carley.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kelly Fainter
Mrs. Fainter is excited to be serving as the Assistant Principal at Fred L. Wilson. She began her career in Kannapolis City as a classroom teacher at Shady Brook and then served for six year as the Instructional Coach at Forest Park prior to joining the FLW family.
Mrs. Fainter earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She then earned her Master's degree in Special Education from Radford University in Virginia and worked as a teacher for the Deaf before relocating to the Charlotte area. In 2022, Mrs. Fainter completed her add-on licensure in School Administration at UNC-Charlotte. She has participated on numerous district curriculum teams and steering committees including multiple program adoptions and MTSS development and she has served as the director for the KCS summer learning program for the last six years.
Mrs. Fainter and her husband live in Concord with their two daughters.