DeWand Hooper


Senior Director, School Programs

DeWand has served in the education arena for over 16 years. She has experience in educating students aged birth to career in both non-traditional environment and classroom settings. Previously, she has worked as a Parent/Student and Teacher Liaison for the Imani Institute Public Charter School in Greensboro, NC; Program Manager for Gifted Minds Academic Programming of Greensboro and Program Manager for S.C.A.T 6th- 8th grade Math and Technology Center. DeWand attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is certified in Early Childhood Education. She has received an advanced studies certificate from Arcadia University of Philadelphia in Youth Development with a focus in Out of School Time. DeWand is also Triple P (Parenting) Certified, and has been nationally certified and recognized as a site coordinator by the national office of Communities in Schools. DeWand has been with CIS Wake for 12 years and currently serves as the Senior Director for the CIS Wake Graduation Coach program.