Principal To Leave At Semester, Accepts New Job In Admin

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FILE PHOTO Mr. Wright (right) and Area Superintendent Kyle Heath (left) talk with the faculty about Mr. Wright’s Principal of the Year Award last year.

Julianna Di Napoli, Editor-In-Chief

Principal David Wright has accepted a position in the Student Services department of Mansfield Independent School District. He will replace David Hodges, who retires at the end of first semester. The transition will take place in January.

“It’s very, very bittersweet,” Mr. Wright said. “I’m excited to move on into something different and to something that I can learn more from.”

The position will be posted for 10 days, interviews held and the potential candidate will be reviewed by the school board in the October meeting.

“It’s not easy; it’s not going to be easy,” Mr. Wright said. “I’ve been in the business for 22 years, and I’ve never had a job that I wasn’t around the students on a daily basis. That part is going to be odd for me, I know that I will miss being around the students.”

Assistant Principal, Christine Englert, her secretary, Nicole Kidd and Mr. Wright’s secretary, Barbara Chambers are all saddened to see Mr. Wright leave, but they are happy for him to move forward with his career.

“I am proud for him. I always knew that he would leave because he is a phenomenal person and a phenomenal principal,” Mrs. Chambers said. “I knew that he would either move up in position in the district or another school district would want him.”

Mr. Wright says he’s proud of the successes of the school and will miss being around his students, faculty and staff.

“I want my legacy to be about what the students’ successes were. If y’all have success then I was successful,” Mr. Wright said.

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