Learn About Our Team And Culture

Our mission is to provide the student community with opportunities for achievement, enrichment and service in preparation for academic and personal success.

Betsey McFarland

Betsey McFarland

Executive Director



2016-2017 Afterschool Ambassador

Contact Information

Email: bmcfarland@wade.org
Phone: 919-856-9233 x101

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In my downtime I like to: Spend time with my boys, enjoy nature and read
Favorite Food: Chinese and anything spicy
Favorite Animals: Owls and dogs
Favorite High School Subject: History
Least Favorite High School Subject: Physics
School: Rochester Institute of Technology (BS); University of Tampa (MA)
Meaningful Quote: "Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted." - Garrison Keillor

PIERCE WATSON

PIERCE WATSON

Achievement Lead


Contact Information

Email: achievement@wade.org

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High School: Coginchaug Regional High School (Durham, CT)

Undergraduate: BA in English at Fordham University (Bronx, NY)

Graduate: MA in Literature at Hunter College (New York, NY)
Favorite HS class: 11th grade English

What I do outside of work: Reading, visiting used bookstores, playing board games, playing World of Warcraft, hiking, listening to Hip Hop, talking to my cat, watching documentaries
Hidden talent: I’m very good at Wiffle Ball.
Favorite musical artist: 2pac
Favorite food: Pizza
Why I am excited to join the WELL:
I’m excited about the opportunity to help young people develop into critical thinkers who embrace their individuality and leverage their strengths for an enriching life after high school. I also love the challenge of helping students find a passion for learning, especially in regards to reading.

CANDY PAMBU

CANDY PAMBU

Enrichment Lead


Contact Information

Email: enrichment@wade.org

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High School: Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Undergraduate: BA in Political Science at NC State University
Graduate School: MS in Education at Johns Hopkins University
Favorite HS class: AP U.S. History
What you like to do outside of work:
Dancing, singing, volleyball, Reading, Roller Coasters, Ziplining, anything exciting
A hidden talent: I’m excellent at interpreting French to English
Favorite music artist: Alain Moloto
Favorite food to indulge in: Does ice cream count? I really LOVE ice cream!
Why you are excited to join the WELL:
This is where I live! I love everything about preparing kids for college and life. I think we don‘t spend enough time and energy to prepare for the future until it’s too late. At the WELL, I get to be part of the solution to this problem.

Let us know how we can serve you or the student in your life.