Currently a full-time member of the history department, Kyra Wilson joined St. Andrew’s as a teaching fellow in history in 2022. She is originally from Sewanee, Tennessee. In 2022, she graduated from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in Africana studies. Her senior year, she was awarded the Ralph H. Bollard Prize for distinction in early American and United States history. Additionally, she was a Samuel and Hilda Levitt scholar and an F.A.O. Schwarz scholar, both of which supported her senior honors thesis on “Numbers,” a community lottery formed in Harlem, NY. The project specifically addressed adaptations of racial categorization, policing, the perceived use and morality of an illegal enterprise, and the legalization of the state lottery.
Serving her home state, Kyra has worked with the Roberson Project On Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation at the University of the South, and interned with Tennesseans for Historical Justice last summer, where she built an interactive map and primary source database documenting over 1,000 instances of racial violence in the state. Kyra also worked as a teaching assistant and counselor for the National History Academy in 2019.
In college, Kyra was very involved in the rugby team, serving as captain and president as well as the administration of the larger club sports program. Her love of introducing athletes to new sports and cultivating skills and teamwork inspire her coaching at St. Andrew’s.
Kyra is excited to take on new responsibilities this year as a full-time faculty and dorm parent and head coach of JV girls soccer.