Chief Academic Officer, Aurora Public SchoolsColorado
André Wright is chief academic officer for Aurora Public Schools (APS), a district of 40,000 students in Colorado, where he has helped to produce consistent academic achievement gains. Wright also designed the district’s office of Leadership Development and launched the first New Leader Academy and Dean Academy. Prior to APS, he worked in his home state of Georgia as area executive director for the Northeast Learning Community in the Fulton County School System.
In his current role, Wright has implemented an instructional infrastructure and data-driven instructional planning opportunities for teachers. He executed a resource allocation strategy for schools performing below the state average and a leadership development strategy for aspiring teacher leaders, assistant principals, principals, and learning community directors.
Wright earned his education specialist degree and a master’s in educational leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. He received his bachelor’s from Covenant College and his teaching certification from Mercer University.