Ovett O. Wilson was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from the age of 10. Mr. Wilson relocated to Tampa to attend The University of South Florida after high school, where he met and later married his beautiful wife Adrianne in 2007. As a student at USF, he excelled in Language Arts, which led him to attain his Bachelors in English Education and then later a Master’s in Educational

Leadership and a ED.S in Educational Leadership. Mr. Wilson began his teaching career as an English teacher in high school, at an inner-city school in the heart of Tampa. His accolades included winning Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year and the Ida S. Baker Teacher Award. While as a teacher, Mr. Wilson developed the passion to train teachers. He later became a district trainer with staff development.


His first assistant principal appointment was in 2006 to Chamberlain High School, where his role was paramount in reforming the culture of the school. After Chamberlain, he was later appointed as assistant principal for curriculum at Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy, a single-gender middle school in Hillsborough County. After two years at Ferrell, Mr. Wilson was called upon to become an assistant principal at Van Buren Middle School, due to the critical needs of the school. In 2015 he was appointed Principal of Van Buren where he labored to merge two school creating Dr. Carter G. Woodson PK-8 Leadership Academy. Currently, he is the proud principal of Pizzo K-8.


Mr. Wilson’s greatest desire above all is to teach about the amazing love of God and to love his beautiful wife Adrianne and his two incredible sons Jadon and Josiah. He has served as an elder at First University SDA church for over 18 years.