Eight years after training as a principal in the Cape district, Reshid Walker has been named assistant principal at Rehoboth Elementary School.
“It feels like homecoming for me,” Walker said. “It’s a lateral move, but I got the warm fuzzies in my heart. It was an easy decision to make.”
Walker joins Cape from the Brandywine School District, where he was most recently assistant principal at Claymont Elementary. He succeeds former Assistant Principal Doris Person, who was promoted to principal.
Originally from New York City, Walker received his bachelor’s degree in management information systems at Kings College in Pennsylvania, and his master’s degree in information systems from New York’s Pace University.
Walker worked in the information technology field before moving into education. After obtaining his teaching certification, he taught business and English in New York City before moving to Delaware.
Through the Delaware Leadership Project, a state-approved alternate route to principal certification, Walker worked as a principal-in-residence at H.O. Brittingham Elementary and Cape High.
“It was a great opportunity,” he said. “When a colleague mentioned an opening at Cape, I applied; it just felt right. I’m excited to work with such wonderful leadership.”
Walker also holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Wilmington University, where he teaches part-time. He and his wife live in Magnolia and have five kids.