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Meet Our School Administrators

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Principal Mitchell V. Brunson

Mitchell Brunson originally hails from Duplin County, North Carolina. At an early age, his family relocated to Portsmouth, Virginia, where he was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools. Having over 20 years of progressive experience in education, Mr. Brunson began his career in the classroom teaching special education in Norfolk Public Schools. Since joining DCPS in 2003, he has served as both a classroom teacher and an administrator at the elementary, secondary, and central office levels. With over 12 years of school leadership experiences, Mr. Brunson is now entering his third year as principal of J.O. Wilson Elementary School. Mr. Brunson’s educational philosophy is based on his uncompromising belief that all children can learn and grow when given a positive learning environment that includes an encouraging and loving community. After receiving his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University, Mr. Brunson earned a Post-Graduate Teaching Certification in Special Education from Norfolk State University, a Master's Degree in School Administration and Supervision from George Mason University, and an Executive Master’s Degree in Leadership from Georgetown University.

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Assistant Principal Sean A. Bellamy

Sean Bellamy is a native of Wilmington, NC and was educated in the New Hanover County Public School System where he developed his love for learning, art and music. He has been an educator for over 15 years serving students and school communities in multiple roles and capacities.

Mr. Bellamy began his career in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Public School System. During his tenure there, he taught second grade and served on the school leadership team. He began his tenure in the District of Columbia Public Schools in 2005 and has since served as a first, second and third grade teacher, grade-level chair, academic intervention coach and academic dean. Additionally, he has worked on numerous culture and climate initiatives including family engagement, PBIS, School Leadership Team, Human Capital Team, and has served as co-advisor for the student government association and drama committee.

Mr. Bellamy holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Winston-Salem State University, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University and has also studied at Bowie State University.

Mr. Bellamy enjoys traveling, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) bands and sports, theater arts and spending time with family.

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Assistant Principal Tracey Ndenecho

Ms. Ndenecho is honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of excellence in education! She has been dedicated to the field of education for more than fifteen years working with a variety of students and teachers ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through middle school, serving as a classroom teacher, coach mentor, curriculum writer, evaluator and Assistant Principal.

At J.O. Wilson, school leadership strives to build a culture where the love of literacy is observed throughout the school building and community. We are committed to continuing the legacy of success established at J.O. Wilson, by cultivating strong relationships with students, teachers, families, and community partners. This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide rigorous, relevant, and responsive social emotional and academic experiences for students that are memorable. Our DCPS charge is to cater to the whole child. In addition, we will focus on Anti-Racist policies and systems to ensure that our school community eradicates the barriers to equal access in education for black and brown children in the DC metropolitan area. I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders at J.O. Wilson to ensure each student and teacher — regardless of race, home language or socioeconomic status — soars to success this school year and beyond!