Phone: (352) 671-6325
Degrees and Certifications:
Associate Degree in Nursing from CFCC Bachelor of Science Degree- Special Education - Varying Exceptionalities from Nova Southeastern University
Mrs. Diane W. Wilson
I was born and raised in Ocala, Florida and attended public schools for 1st-12th grade. I graduated from Forest High School and attended CFCC where I received an Associate Degree in Nursing. I became a Registered Nurse and worked at Monroe Regional Hospital as the charge nurse over the Maternity Ward during the night shift. During that time I became married to a wonderful man, Tommy Wilson, to whom I have been married 44 years. I resigned my position at Monroe and began my family. We were blessed with 3 beautiful daughters and for 10 years I stayed home raising my daughters. When they were all in school, I went back to work as a Teacher Assistant at Ocala Springs Elementary where I worked for 10 years, 6 of those years were in an ESE Self-Contained EH/EBD classroom. At that time, I decided to go back to college and get a teaching degree in Special Education - Varying Exceptionalities. I attended Nova Southeastern University. After Graduation, I was employed at Ft. McCoy School teaching an 8th Grade ESE Varying Exceptionalities Class. The next year and following years, I taught in Elementary ESE classes, either as a Resource Room (VE) Teacher, Co-Teacher, or Support Facilitator. This year will be my 22nd year as a teacher at Ft. McCoy School, and I have had the privilege of seeing two generations of students attending FMS. Many of my former students have become parents and have children enrolled here. Our school has provided a wonderful place to learn and a very warm caring environment for over 25 years.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, sewing, and playing with my 5 granddaughters ages 6-23 years of age. Summers are a great time for me to recharge and get ready for another school year, and so I look forward to the exciting and educational learning opportunities this school year will bring!