Sarah E. Wright, M Ed, has been named Colorado Academy’s new Director of Inclusivity, beginning in the fall of 2019. Ms. Wright comes to CA from Miami Country Day School, where she has worked as a Lead Teacher for Fifth Grade and was the founder and leader of the school’s Global Equity and Inclusion Board. She also has worked at The Logan School in Denver and the Phoenix Community Learning Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ms. Wright is an experienced educational leader; she is a subject-matter expert, both in curriculum development and in designing and implementing strategies and around inclusion and equity. She is highly skilled, talented, and passionate about working with young people.
In accepting the position, Wright says, “The moment I stepped onto the Colorado Academy campus, I knew your dynamic community was exceptional. The warm, welcoming smiles of the students were clear evidence that they are part of a community that cultivates student voice, respects individualism, and fosters learning. Students, faculty, and parents describe a school that cares deeply and is supportive of one another. The level of intentionality throughout the process really blew me away. I am humbled and thrilled to be selected as the Director of Inclusivity within a community that values collaboration and creativity. I am counting down the days to reconnect and work collectively.”
Ms. Wright is the second person to take on this important role supporting all CA students as the school works to create an inclusive community. This role is multifaceted and is critical both in supporting students and also advancing school-wide conversations about diversity.
While conducting a national search for the position, CA implemented a network of coordinators representing each school division to provide age-appropriate activities and support around inclusion. That network will remain in place to provide more individualized support and to help implement new programming under the leadership of the new Director.
Wright received her Master of Arts in Education from the University of California at Berkeley; she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from Ohio State University. Among her specialized training and certifications, Wright has attended the NAIS School Leadership Institute, as well as the Multicultural Leadership Institute. Additionally, she is certified in the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham reading method, has obtained Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials (K-5) and Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials (K-6). She is an experienced facilitator in diversity and equity issues, and has more than 100 hours of professional development in working with gifted and exceptional children.