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Dr. John Wright, Jr.

Dear Parents,

I hope this letter finds you well. As we start a new academic year, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share a bit about my background.

Firstly, I am honored to be returning to the classroom by special request. While I retired after 30 years of dedicated teaching, the passion for educating young minds has always remained close to my heart. During my tenure, I was privileged to receive the Pettus award for teaching excellence, a testament to my commitment to fostering a nurturing and effective learning environment.

One of my teaching philosophies revolves around hands-on activities. I believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged and can relate their lessons to real-world experiences. You can expect our classroom to be bustling with interactive projects and lively discussions.

Outside the classroom, I wear a few other hats. I am an author, specializing in local African-American history. My books aim to shed light on the rich tapestry of our community's past. Additionally, I am a public speaker, often sharing insights from my research and personal experiences.

On a personal note, I am married to a wonderful physician, and together we have raised two incredible children who, having grown up, have now moved out to carve their own paths. Our home also has a mischievous dog, who keeps us active and entertained. In my free time, I indulge in photography, capturing moments of beauty and significance. I also practice martial arts, a discipline that has taught me focus, resilience, and the importance of continuous learning.

I am genuinely excited about the upcoming school year and the opportunity to work with your child. Together, we will create a space where they can thrive, learn, and grow. Your support and collaboration will be invaluable in making this year a success.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything specific you'd like to discuss. Let's make this year memorable, productive, and fun!


Dr. John Wright, Jr.