Since joining the UWLC in 2019, Isabelle has served as the Co-Chair on the Allocations Committee and on the ED Search Committee. Isabelle has been a faithful board member, putting in a lot of hours to serve the organization and always helps keep the UWLC running smoothly in the background. Isabelle started her teaching career in New Orleans after receiving her undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, as well as her Master of Education Degree in Counseling. She started teaching in a parochial school and later moved to the public school system in Louisiana. After her marriage to Mort Wadsworth, she moved with her husband who started his career in banking with First Citizens Bank in Shelby, NC where their son was born (Will AKA Morty).
Isabelle and her family moved to Lincolnton in 1989 where she started as a teacher at Lincolnton Junior High School and later became a school counselor. After working many years as a counselor, Isabelle went back to graduate school and earned a second master’s degree in school administration. She continued to work while finishing her degree at Appalachian State University. Isabelle worked as an as assistant principal at GE Massey Elementary School and Norris Childers Elementary School. Isabelle served as principal of Pumpkin Center Intermediate School for four years until her retirement. After staying home for a year Isabelle decided to go back to work part time for Gaston College as an Academic Advisor. She worked at Gaston College for six years.
Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Isabelle and her husband enjoyed traveling. Isabelle is from a large family, most still live in New Orleans. Isabelle has a one-year-old grand dog that she is learning to love. Isabelle and her husband have one son who has followed in the footsteps of his father and both grandfathers by pursuing a banking career. Isabelle is excited about the new addition to their family, her first grandchild, William Morton Wadsworth III (aka Tripp). Isabelle has truly treasured all aspects of her career and now enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community in which she lives.