Curtis Wilson began his tenure in Friendswood ISD in 1970 as Assistant Principal at Westwood Elementary– after serving five years as a teacher in Alvin ISD where he taught science,math and physical education. The following year he was named Principal of Westwood, where he remained until 1976, when he moved to Friendswood Junior High and became Principal. In 1982, he began a 12-year run as Principal of Friendswood High School.
Wilson followed thec lass of 1983 through graduation, after serving as that class’s Principal starting in first
grade. His love for his leadership role was evident throughout his time as the school’s leader, until 1994. He then became Director of Support Services and remained in that position until 1998. He served as Assistant Superintendent,1998-2000, and then Deputy Superintendent, 2000 -2001. He retired from Friendswood ISD in 2001.
Curtis Wilson’s dedication to countless students at FISD was invaluable. He was an admired leader for three decades. While principal of FHS,he incorporated many innovative ideas. He established the Student Advisory Council and
facilitated greater interaction between students and administration, which have had a lasting impact on FHS.
Wilson graduated from Northeast Louisiana State College at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and holds a master’s in Education from the University of Houston.
He will be honored with fellow Honorary Alumnus Harold Whitaker, as well as FHS alumni Daniel Gage (1971), Matthew Hutchings (1981), Janis Jarvis (1975) and Amy Ross ( 1989).
The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Banquet will be held Thursday, October 10, at the Green Event Center in Friendswood.