At its May 15 meeting, the Randolph Board of Education approved the appointment of Amelia Wolfe Wright, a former Randolph High School student teacher, as the new high school humanities supervisor.
Wright, currently an English teacher at West Morris Central High School in Chester, where she has worked since fall 2010, said she “is thrilled to be back in Randolph, a community that values education, its students, and its teachers, and I love it that I am once again part of it!”
Wright will replace outgoing RHS Humanities Supervisor Ben Horwitz, who resigned to move back home to Chicago. She will begin her new position July 1.
Randolph administrators said they are excited to welcome Wright to the school district. “Dr. Wright brings a wealth of experience to the position and we are confident she will be a wonderful new addition to our administrative team,” said Randolph Superintendent of Schools Jennifer A. Fano.
“Dr. Wright has successfully taught many different levels of English at West Morris Central High School, including the prestigious International Baccalaureate program,” said Director of Secondary Education Jonathan Olsen. “She has also worked extensively with Rutgers University to mentor new teacher candidates. In both areas, Dr. Wright has demonstrated significant command of best practices and a vision for student-centered learning. We are excited to welcome Dr. Wright to our high school and know she will continue to support our talented teachers and students in providing relevant and rigorous humanities instruction.”
An enthusiastic Wright said she is looking forward to beginning her new position in Randolph.
“I had the opportunity to teach every grade and ability level of students during my 15-year high school career and I am now looking forward to reflecting on these experiences in order to support the English and history teachers who I will be working alongside.”
Wright of Long Valley, holds a bachelor’s in English language and literature with a concentration in secondary education; master’s in the art of teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison; a doctorate in education and literacy from Rutgers University in New Brunswick; and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson and New Jersey City universities