Originally from Long Island, NY, Mr .DeLucia moved to North Carolina in 2007 where he began teaching PE/Health at Parkwood Middle School. He began his administrative journey at Parkwood High School in 2016, where he served for the next five years.
Mr. DeLucia left the Parkwood Community during the 2021-2022 school year to join the Piedmont Community. He has now made his way back to Parkwood Middle School as its principal during the 2022-2023 school year.
He is very excited to be reunited with the Parkwood Community. Through his experience, Mr. DeLucia believes that all students can achieve anything if they put their minds to it through goal-setting, focus and hard work. His educational philosophy is that building relationships, unlocking potential, collaboration, meaningful experiences, and leading by example are most important to everyone's success.
His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in communications/public relations from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in physical education from Adelphi University and a postgraduate degree in school administration from Wingate University.
Mr. DeLucia currently lives in Union County with his wife, Brittany, son Brody, daughter Eloise and daughter Magnolia.
Originally from Dunkirk, NY, Mr. Gostomski moved to Charlotte in 2000 to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After spending 2 years working with students who had behavioral and emotional disabilities, he decided to obtain his certification to be a Middle School Math teacher. Since becoming certified, Mr. Gostomski has obtained his Master’s Degree in Administration and Leadership from Capella University, and also obtained his National Board Certification.
Mr. Gostomski spent the first 7 years of his educational career in Union County, with 5 of them being at Parkwood Middle School teaching 6th and 7th grade math. Following this, he transferred to CMS where he taught at Jay M. Robinson Middle School and most recently served as the Dean of Students at Southwest Middle School. He is excited to be back home at Parkwood Middle School to serve as the Assistant Principal and help support the students and this wonderful community.
In his free time, Mr. Gostomski enjoys spending time with his wife Danielle, who is also an educator, his two sons Landon and Logan, and playing with his dog Ellie.
Assistant Principal Ms. Kim Hinson is from Mint Hill, NC and has worked for UCPS for 16 years. This is her 4th year at Parkwood Middle as an Assistant Principal. She attended Wingate University for both her BS in Recreation Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, and an add-on degree for Educational Leadership. Ms. Hinson enjoys spending time at the beach as much as possible. She has a fur baby named Sunny.
Work History: 20 years in education, 16 years with UCPS, 2 years with CMS, 1 year with Holy Trinity, 1 year with Union Academy.
Favorite Quote: “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson, Educator
Katrinia Wilkerson is originally from Louisiana but has lived in the Carolinas for the past 30 years. She obtained her bachelor of arts in Psychology and Theater from Winthrop University. After staying home to raise her three children, Khalia (26), Gregory (22), and Greghson (20), she returned to Winthrop to pursue a master’s degree in teaching. She went on to add licensure for the gifted and talented from Converse College and educational leadership from Lamar University. Prior to entering the world of public education, Ms. Wilkerson served as an Early Interventionist, in both North and South Carolina, for children birth-kindergarten with various types of developmental disabilities, from developmental delay, Down’s Syndrome, Angelman syndrome to autism and behavioral delays.
Ms. Wilkerson is in her second year in Union County Public Schools having started at Marvin Elementary as a Literacy Specialist. She taught in York and Fort Mill, South Carolina for eleven years prior to moving to Waxhaw. Ms. Wilkerson loves building relationships with students and encouraging them to work at their highest potential. She is extremely excited about beginning her career in administration at Parkwood Middle School as the 7th grade Assistant Principal!
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle