Curtis Wright

A Richmond High School and Earlham College graduate could come home to become Richmond Community Schools’ next superintendent.

After a nationwide search starting in September 2020, RCS announced Curtis Wright as its sole finalist on Tuesday, April 27.

The public was invited to discuss Wright’s potential future with the district during a school board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28.

At that meeting, school board members could hear and discuss any public comments in favor or against a proposed contract with Wright.

He has more than 10 years of experience in school administration and a doctorate in educational leadership.

Indiana law requires the board to hear public comment on the proposed contract within seven days of signing the contract.

Wright is expected to sign a contract with RCS in May and assume the role of superintendent June 1.

The district had a great amount of interest in the position and interviewed a diverse group of candidates before advancing Wright as the finalist, according to RCS Communications Coordinator Bridget Hazelbaker.

“His wide range of instructional and school leadership experience, collaborative leadership style, and knowledge of the Richmond community will enable him to acclimate quickly as our new leader,” said board President John Weber in a news release. “Curtis has a deep commitment to public education and has proven his dedication to work in the best interest of all students. We look forward to working with him to build upon our past success to best serve all of Richmond’s students and families.”

Wright graduated from RHS and completed his undergraduate studies at Earlham College in Richmond. He earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Indiana University and a doctorate in the same field at Oakland City University.

He is currently the director of facilities and security at M.S.D. of Pike Township in Indianapolis.

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Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.