Carey Wright named chief academic officer for DCPS
A former Maryland teacher, principal and associate superintendent has been named chief academic officer, D.C. Public Schools announced Wednesday. Carey M. Wright, who reports directly to Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, will be responsible for the quality of instruction across the system, overseeing the offices of Teaching and Learning, Professional Development, Youth Engagement, School Innovation, Federal Programs and Grants, School Restructuring, Strategic Academic Initiatives, and School Support.
The announcement finally completes a reshuffling of Rhee's senior staff that included the departures last year of Chief of Schools Tracy Martin and Chief of Teaching and Learning Sherry Ullery. They were part of the trio that Rhee imported in 2007 from Cleveland, where they served under former school district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. Only chief of staff Lisa Ruda remains. Their posts were folded into the newly-created chief academic officer's job, which had been filled on an interim basis by consultant Michael Moody, a key figure in developing the IMPACT teacher evaluation.
For the last year or so, Wright has served as deputy chief in the Office of Teaching and Learning. She spent most of her career in Howard County Public Schools, where she was a teacher, principal and director of special education and student services. She also worked as an associate superintendent in Montgomery County before coming to DCPS.
Read the official announcement here.
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July 7, 2010; 5:16 PM ET
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