Justin David Wilk

Potomac District


About Justin David Wilk

Justin Wilk is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, earning a master's degree in public education leadership. He received his B.A. in political theory and constitutional democracy from Michigan State University in 2006. He has served for three years on the Safe Schools Advisory Council and the Regional Special Education Board. Before his election, Mr. Wilk was formerly a member of the Prince William Association of Educators, the Prince William Federation of Teachers, and an appointed member of the county's Solid Waste Management Committee.

Mr. Wilk began his educational career in Prince William County Public Schools in the fall of 2008 as a 7th-grade civics and economics teacher at Woodbridge Middle School. He was also chosen to help pilot Prince William County Public Schools’ same-gender teaching program. During his three years at Woodbridge, Mr. Wilk served as the assistant football coach, assistant track coach, head track coach, and the advisor to the school drama program. Additionally, he represented the 7th grade each year on Principal Skyles Calhoun's Advisory Council.

Looking for a new experience and the opportunity to teach traditional co-ed classrooms, Mr. Wilk transferred from Woodbridge to Gainesville Middle School, where he taught 8th-grade Civics and Economics for three years. During his time at Gainesville, he was recognized by the local press for his 2012 presidential election project, and for motivating his former students to engage in local politics.

Mr. Wilk currently works in Arlington for a company that works with students on college and career readiness. Mr. Wilk serves as the college and career advisor for a number of school districts in the Midwest, including schools in his native state, Michigan. He is married to Lori Spitzer-Wilk, a teacher at Forest Park High School. Together, they have two sons, Dominic and Jackson. Mr. Wilk is active with the local autism community, a member of PWC-SEPTA, and a member of Ashland Elementary School’s Military Family Committee.

 

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