Academics

Academics
Posted on 10/04/2019
Mr. Wright

 







How long have you been an educator?

This is my 14th year as an educator. My work experience outside of education includes many years in business management and marketing.

What are your favorite subjects to share with students?

I enjoy teaching students about managing money and planning for their financial future. These are topics that will significantly impact each individual student, regardless of the path they choose after high school.

Did you graduate from PMHS?

Buena Vista has been my home for almost 25 years and I am a Blue. But, I grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and graduated from E.C. Glass High School. While I was in high school and college, I had many good friends who lived in Buena Vista and I have always liked this area. My wife and both of our sons are PMHS graduates.

What degree do you have and which college did you attend?

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from James Madison University.

What is your family like?

My wife Sherry is Associate Director for Workforce Development at Washington and Lee University. I have two sons, McCagy and Jackson. McCagy has a Master’s degree in Sport and Entertainment Management from the University of South Carolina and works in Charleston, SC. Jackson attends Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV. We are all big sports fans and our house can get pretty loud on game day. We also have a large mixed-breed Airedale dog named Buddy.

What are some new things you would like to do in your classroom?

I want to make my classes more project-based so students will be more actively engaged in the learning process and take ownership of their education.

 

What do you want parents to know?

The administrators, faculty, and staff here at PMHS care very much about the students. We work hard to provide opportunities and encouragement that will help them grow and succeed personally, academically, and professionally.

What does it mean to be a Blue?

Blues support each other and Blues never quit.

To be a Blue means that you are a part of the Blues community and family, even when you are away.

 










How long have you been an educator?  This is my 10th year of teaching. I taught four years in North Carolina, one year in Alabama, two years in Colorado, and two years in Missouri!! I’m married to a college basketball coach so I’m able to teach in a lot of different areas of the country.

What is your favorite story from your classroom or with students? I love when my students analyze the actions of people in history and have debates on the impact of these actions.  I enjoy hearing their thoughts and ideas on how history affects things today.

What is your favorite book to read in the classroom with students? My favorite book to read with my students is Cherokee Legend and the Trail of Tears.

What do you consider the most important issues in education today? I think there is too much focus on standardized testing.  I have taught in five states and one of those states did not have standardized testing.  I really enjoyed being able to concentrate more on the material that was interesting to the students and really go in depth with that information.

What does it mean to be a Blue? I have learned in a short time that being a Blue means being dedicated, loyal, and proud!

Did you graduate from BVCPS?  No, I graduated from Franklinton High School in Franklinton, NC.

What degree(s) do you have and which college(s) did you attend?  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Arts in Teaching, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Heels!!

What is your family like?  I am married to Kevin Carroll and have two amazing boys, Luke (9) and Levi (6).  We have a busy, but super fun life!!

What are the main goals for your classroom this year? I want to make history fun and interesting and help each student be successful.

What is something new and different you want to try with your students this year?  I want to continue to integrate the use of technology in my classroom.

What do you want parents to know? I am here to help your children grow and succeed.  They are amazing!