|Carey M. Wright|
|Mississippi Superintendent of Education|
|November 1, 2013-present|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||September 25, 2013|
|Appointed by||Mississippi Board of Education|
|Bachelor's||University of Maryland - College Park (1972)|
|Master's||University of Maryland - College Park (1976)|
|Ph.D.||University of Maryland - College Park (1994)|
Prior to her appointment as superintendent, Wright served as President and CEO of The Wright Approach Consulting. From August 2009 through March 2013 she was Chief Academic Officer of the District Of Columbia Public Schools. From May 2003-August 2009 she was Associate Superintendent for the Office of Special Education and Student Services For Montgomery County Public Schools.
Wright has spent the majority of her career in Howard County Public Schools, where she was a teacher, principle and Director of Special Education and Student Services.
- B.S., University of Maryland - College Park (1972)
- MEd., University of Maryland - College Park (1976)
- PhD Ed., University of Maryland - College Park (1994)
Mississippi Superintendent of Education (2013 - present)
Wright has served as Mississippi Superintendent of Education since November 1, 2013.
Wright is working on the transition of the Mississippi school standards to better align with the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver for schools to retain the letter grade they received in the 2012-2013 school year if the grade from 2013-2014 had decreased. Wright said the decrease would be due to the current state tests not aligning with the common core curriculum the students are using. State tests aligning with the common core standards will be implemented in the spring of 2015.
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- Mississippi Department of Education, "About the superintendent," accessed December 16, 2013
- Mississippi Department of Education, "Resume of Carey M. Wright, Ed.D," accessed December 16, 2013
- Mississippi Business Journal, "Department of Education gives schools waiver for Common Core transition," June 5, 2014
- Mississippi Department of Education, "State Board Names New State Superintendent of Education ," September 25, 2013
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