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Emily Wright
2013 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Emily Wright came to the Metropolitan Learning Center in 2005 as a high school English teacher. Since that time, she has taught at all grade levels in the high school, from ninth grade American Literature to Advanced Placement Language and Composition. In addition to her work in the classroom, Emily is also the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme coordinator for assessment and areas of interaction as well as the English department team leader.

Emily works tirelessly to ensure that all of her students are prepared to enter college with the skills that they need to be effective readers, writers, and critical thinkers. In her classroom, she designs units of study that ask students to be responsible, independent and joyful learners. Within the school community, Emily has conducted many professional development sessions for her colleagues around the pedagogy of instructional rigor and quality assessment. In the words of Emily’s colleague, a former CT Teacher of the Year, “Emily inspires me to be a better teacher because of her creativity, rigor and passion for teaching. She radiates a positive energy, including a smile that can light up a room and reassure any nervous student or teacher.” 

Mrs. Wright graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where she majored in both English and Philosophy. She then went on to get her post-baccalaureate teacher certification from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). A few years later, she earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois. Currently, she is back at CCSU, working on her sixth-year certification in Educational Leadership and administrator certification.

When not in the classroom, she loves spending time with her children and husband. She also enjoys sports (especially soccer), cooking, reading, and traveling.

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