Wild earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from Tennessee Wesleyan College and her master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at Tusculum College. She also holds leadership and specialist credentials from Jacksonville State University and the University of West Georgia. In 2002, as a teacher at Sharp Creek Elementary, Wild was honored as a recipient of the Milken Educator Award, the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program that honors K-12 educators across the country. That same year she was named Teacher of the Year at Sharp Creek and Teacher of the Year for Carroll County Schools.
In addition to her elementary experience, Wild also has been a middle school teacher, served as a curriculum specialist and held assistant principalships at two elementary and one high school before leading Ithica Elementary.
Wild and her husband, Marty, a teacher and football coach at the Westminster Schools, have two adult daughters, Bailey and Lindsay. They reside in Temple.