Mrs. Wright, M.Ed.
16 years teaching Theatre, English, Speech, and Finance in HI, CA, and TX
Military Spouse and Mom to Chloe and Timmy, both band and theatre students
Chloe will major in music education at East Texas Baptist University
Performing Arts Center Coordinator whose team worked relentlessly to update an aging facility to a safe and functional level in sound, lighting, rigging, and organizational management meeting OSHA and UIL standards to host UIL OAP Clinics and MS meets and annual district-wide shows for over 3500 students and community members per run
Mrs. Wright’s students have earned state and national titles in duet acting, oral interpretation of prose/poetry, OAP, monologues, puppetry, and vocal acting for radio programs in CA and HI. TX students earned acting awards, advancement in TX UIL OAP and Best Play nomination at the North Texas Betty Buckley Awards and National Thespian Society honors. Senior actors and technicians audition and are accepted with scholarships into college theatre programs and community and regional theatre internships. Technical theatre students work sound, box office and perform as mascot at the new Cleburne Depot, voted Best #1 independent baseball stadium in the nation.
35 years performance or director experience in high school, college, community, and musical theatre; Western States Colleges Regional finalist for Oral Interpretation of Prose/Poetry; traveling troupes in FL, CA, Mexico; pyro technician; Oregon Shakespearean Festival Theatre Educator Graduate Training Program; Soprano, Redding Symphony; HS State Speech and Theatre Adjudicator in CA.
Accredited Financial Counselor, AFC, FINRA specializing in military deployment /combat issues.
Military and Arts-related interviews, speeches and commercials on PBS, Dallas Morning News, North County Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Cinchouse.com, and various CA and HI television and radio news channels; Lifetime Achievement Award from President George W. Bush; California Woman of the Year from Senator Bill Morrow; North County Times Woman of Merit; Admiral Johnson Meritorious Service for chairing Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, providing two million dollars annually to service members in need and partnering with PBS and city officials to promote the annual Artist Gala Benefit Concert; United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton Volunteer of the Year for chairing, training, consulting, and promoting four military family service organizations to the media during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; USMC LINKS "Train the Trainer" and deployment speaker for military, state and local government events.
Mrs. Wright is a first generation college grad, working her way to her master’s degree by taking every performance, technical and educational work study job available to succeed. Her greatest gift is the ability to see what a student can become and has a passion for empowering students and connecting students with meaningful and challenging opportunities for their future!
Previous directors include current Director of Theater at Kilgore College Micah Gooding, Travia Steward and Jeanne Gilson.