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Iranetta Wright serves as Assistant Superintendent over the Duval Transformation Region of Duval County Public Schools. A Jacksonville native and William M. Raines High School graduate, she has also served Duval County Public schools for over twenty-years as teacher, assistant principal, and principal.

In 2008, Mrs. Wright was appointed as turn-around principal of Andrew Jackson High School where she increased the FCAT school letter grade from “F” to “B,” assisted school leadership teams with developing and implementing School Improvement Plans, and mentored new principals as part of the Florida Turnaround Leaders Program. Her work was recognized by Governor Bush in an article he wrote for the Kennedy School Review: Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Public Policy Journal (“Jeb Bush on Education Reform in America.” The Kennedy School Review, 4 Dec. 2013. Web. 29 July 2015. http://harvardkennedyschoolreview.com/jeb-bush-on-education-reform-in-america/ ).

Many important figures in education have contributed tremendously to education, inspiring the rest of us. Iranetta Wright, a principal in Jacksonville, was assigned to the worst performing high school in Florida. She transformed a perennial F school to a B school, and she now helps other principals improve their schools. Wright advises these principals, “You have to be relentless about it, and it’s not for the faint of heart.” We must heed her words and champion our students.

In 2014, Wright was promoted to Assistant Superintendent and selected to lead the newly-established Duval Transformation Region (DTO). The transformation region includes 50 schools primarily in the Raines, Ribault, and Jackson High School Feeder Patterns. Under her leadership, with the aid of the community, the DTO Region has achieved increases during the 2015-2016 school year in both academic and school culture measures. Student proficiency at all levels has increased in reading, math, and science, while disciplinary infractions within DTO schools has decreased. In April 2015, Mrs. Wright was recognized in Washington DC as a City Year Champion of Education for her work.

Mrs. Wright also serves the community as a board member of Jack and Jill America, UNCF Leadership Council and the Florida Humanities Council. 
 
 
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