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Knoxville educator to oversee WCS middle, high schools

Dr. Donna Wright

Brentwood Home Page news reports
Dr. Donna Wright, Knox County Schools’ assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, will be joining Williamson County Schools as the assistant superintendent of middle and high schools next month.

WCS Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney made the announcement Thursday. Wright replaces Dr. John Tharp who has resigned his position with the district.

“Donna brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our school district,” Looney said. “She will be a great addition to our leadership team.”

Wright has been with Knox County Schools since 1982. She spent eight years teaching at the middle and high school levels and then served as assistant principal and principal of West High School for eight years before joining the district office as director of high schools in 1998.

She has been an assistant superintendent since 2004.

“I am truly excited about becoming a member of the Williamson County Schools family,” Wright said. “It is such an honor to join a widely recognized district known for excellence, dedicated and talented staff, with a strong commitment to providing the very best education for all students.”

Wright earned her bachelor’s in secondary education, master’s in education administration and doctorate in leadership studies all from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

She will begin her new role July 16.

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