Justin David Wilk, Potomac District

Justin David Wilk

Potomac District

About Justin David Wilk

Justin David 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 served for six years on the Safe Schools Advisory Council and three years on the Regional Special Education Board. Before his election, Mr. Wilk was formerly a member of PWEA, PWFT, and an appointed member of the county's Solid Waste Management Committee for the Woodbridge District.

Mr. Wilk began his educational career in Prince William County Public Schools in the fall of 2007 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 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 for a company that provides modified and adaptive curriculum for special needs students. He is married to Lori Spitzer-Wilk, a 17-year veteran teacher at Forest Park High School. Together, they have two sons who attend Prince William County Public Schools, Dominic and Jackson. Mr. Wilk is active with the local autism community, a former member of PWC-SEPTA, and a former member of both Ashland Elementary's Purple Star and DEI Committees.

Mr. Wilk has attended over 2,200 events throughout the Potomac District during his nearly seven years serving on the Prince William County School Board as the Potomac District Representative.

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