Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Hello! My name is Harold Wright.
I am excited to be a part of the Walden University team! I have been a educator all of my career. I as a K-12 public school teacher where I taught English and theatre arts. In addition, I have been a high school principal in a rural/suburban area. I have been in higher education since 2000 where I taught education law, school finance, and mentored students who were gaining their credentials to become a school administrator in their internships.
Further, I have mentored students in their dissertations in the Ph.D. and Ed.D. I work with several national organizations on accreditation.
I have a bachelor's degree in English from Randolph-Macon College, a Master's in K-12 administration and supervision, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.
I have taught in higher education at the University of Mary Washington where I started the educational leadership program. In addition, I have taught at Virginia Commonwealth University where I focused on education law and school finance. I was also the co-coordinator the VCU School of Education for CAEP accreditation. I was on the VCU leadership team for SACSCOC accreditation.
I serve as a CAEP lead site reviewer. I also lead teams for AdvancED for k-12 schools.
My research interests are focused on school change and the change process. I love working with colleagues who are interested in helping students be successful.
I have three wonderful grandchildren whom I love to spoil and send home to their parents! They are 7, 4, and 2 years old. They are so active and full of life! My husband and I love to travel, especially to European countries. I volunteer with organizations who are centered on social justice-- especially in urban areas. It's very fulfilling to tutor students in a middle school in the city of Richmond on reading and writing.