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Kimberly Wright

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Senior Program Manager
University Staff, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3151

As a Senior Program Manager with the Next Education Workforce, Kimberly works to help build models of school-based educator teams in collaboration with stakeholders in Arizona and California. The team's mission is to provide deeper and personalized learning for students with an emphasis on equitable practices and outcomes for underserved populations. Kimberly has a background in public education that spans over 23 years. She began her career as a middle and high school English Language Arts (ELA) teacher in Title I public schools in New Jersey. After 8 years in the classroom, she rounded out her public education experience as Dean of Students at a charter school in Harlem. After moving into the role of Director of Student and Family Affairs in that charter network, she accepted a position as a Vice Principal in a Title I school in northern New Jersey. Inspired by her work in NY and NJ in Title I schools, Kimberly chose to relocate to Arizona with the goal of serving similar populations. As an Assistant Principal, she continued her school leadership work in a Title I elementary school in Phoenix. While in this position Kimberly was asked to join the district leadership equity team to help lead their pursuit of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the district. She worked with the team to plan, implement and expand their efforts in eliminating racial, cultural and educational disparities for historically underserved students. With a goal of supporting and retaining teachers, as was the impetus for her dissertation, Kimberly decided to join the Next Education Workforce at MLFTC. Kimberly has a B.A. in English and Secondary Education, an ME.d. in Educational Leadership and she earned a doctorate from Seton Hall University.