The Education & Government Relations Committees of the Madison County Business League & Foundation will host a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Ridgeland. State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carey Wright, will be the special guest speaker. Invited guests include local elected officials and state legislators. House Education Committee Chairman Rep. John Moore, and Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison will also be invited.
Dr. Wright will discuss current “hot” topics in Mississippi public education and give a report on the education measures addressed during the 2015 legislative session. Private and parochial schools will be interested in the report and the possible impact to their education systems.
The luncheon is open to all Education Committee and Government Relations Committee Members and elected officials. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by contacting Jan Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dr. Wright
Offering more than 35 years of vast experience in the field of education, Dr. Carey M. Wright was formerly the President/CEO of The Wright Approach Consulting. She has served as the Chief Academic Officer for the District of Columbia Public Schools as well as the Deputy Chief for the Office of Teaching and Learning, providing leadership for PK-12 education by managing the offices of Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development, Early Childhood Education, College and Career Readiness, Youth Engagement, Bilingual Education, Out of School Time, School Counseling, Educational Technology, Gifted and Talented, and Library Media Services.
From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Wright served as the Associate Superintendent for the Office of Special Education and Student Services for the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. In her capacity as associate superintendent she was responsible for special education programming for 17,000 students with disabilities, managing a budget of $325 million, overseeing nonpublic placements and alternative programs, providing special education staffing for 200 schools, the provision of K-12 school counseling, psychological services, pupil personnel services, and the administration of the International Student Admission Office.
Dr. Wright spent the majority of her career in Howard County Public Schools, also located in Maryland. In Howard County, Dr. Wright was a teacher, a principal for fifteen years, and the Director of Special Education and Student Services. She began her career in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, serving as a teacher.
Dr. Wright has been recognized as an outstanding educator by the National Center for Culturally Responsive Systems, nominated twice for The Washington Post Outstanding Principal Award, and awarded the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Educator of the Year.
Dr. Wright obtained her bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently resides in Canton, Mississippi.