Superintendents Group

Donna Wright

Director, Wilson County Schools

Dr. Donna Wright is the Director of Wilson County Schools in Tennessee. Dr. Wright has been in the educational field for over thirty years, with experience in both PK-12 and higher education. The Wilson County School District is a rapidly growing system with 17,300 students, and is responding to its growth with an ambitious state-of-the-art building program in elementary, middle and high schools, in addition to its 21 current facilities. The district has been recognized as a school district ‘to watch’ as it transitions to a 1:1 conversion that is housed under Curriculum & Instruction, supported by technology. Dr. Wright previously served as Assistant Superintendent in the Williamson County Public Schools (TN) for two years, providing oversight and direction for the perennially high-performing secondary schools, both middle and high. Prior to that, she was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for Knox County Schools (TN). She was responsible for district-wide educational programming and planning for the system’s 56,000 students and 4,500 certified personnel in more than 85 school facilities. In this position, she provided guidance and direct oversight in all aspects of curriculum, instruction, assessment, strategic planning and system-wide alignment of PK-12, special education services, federal programs, Career and Technical Education, Media Services, and all professional development. As one who promotes access and opportunity for all students, Dr. Wright has leveraged her position as Director of Schools, Assistant Superintendent, principal, classroom teacher, and college professor to ensure this promise for all students.