Dr. John Wright

Assistant Superintendent in Ferguson-Florissant Public Schools

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John Wright has served as Assistant Superintendent in the Ferguson-Florissant Public Schools since 1975, following that district's merger with the Kinloch
Public Schools, where he had been Superintendent for the previous two years. His duties have included Public Relations, Federal Programs / Pupil Services, and Personnel since 1984.

He became a teacher following graduation from Harris Teachers College in 1962 and was named Principal, three years later, of the John Griscom School for Socially
Maladjusted Students (Grades 4-12). He later served in the Webster Groves Public Schools before his appointment as Superintendent in Kinloch.

Dr. Wright holds a Ph.D. degree from St. Louis University, where he wrote a dissertation on "The Desegregation of the All-Black Schools that Existed in St. Louis County Prior to 1954."      More...