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Wright announces retirement from LISD

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For the past 38 years, Janie Wright has served the children, staff, and community of Lockhart ISD. It is with much gratitude and fondness that the District joins with Mrs. Wright to announce her retirement. A Lockhart native and proud product of Lockhart schools, Mrs. Wright climbed the ranks in the District to her current position of Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum, Instru

ction and Alternative Education.

Wright holds bachelors and master’s degrees in Education from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University). She began her career in Lockhart as a teacher’s aide, then served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director, and assistant superintendent before being promoted to Deputy Superintendent. Mrs. Wright also led the District as Interim Superintendent through its most-recent 2014 bond election.

Wright has been involved in so much during her years in the District, that it would be impossible to recount all of the highlights. She opened and served as the first principal of Pride High School and became the first Deputy Superintendent in the District. She was one of 24 students in Texas to be selected to be part of the first class of Lamar University’s prestigious Principals’ Academy. She recounts that one of the most interesting times of her career was teaching side-by-side with Alma Brewer Strawn at the Lockhart Intermediate School (now Navarro Elementary School).

As Wright announces, “This is it!” she also shares, “I had very good mentors along the way and have truly enjoyed 100 percent of my 38 years.”

Well-respected by her community of educators, and also by her beloved community, Mrs. Wright was a founding member of the Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD. She was chosen for the Orgullo Award by the Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, an honor reserved for those who are recognized for their contribution to their community.

At the end of 2015, instead of collecting and dissecting student data, counseling administrators and teachers, and leading programs, Mrs. Wright will concentrate on continuing her tireless efforts to make her community better in other ways. She plans to volunteer in the school district and with local church and other non-profit organizations in Lockhart after she takes a few months to travel and visit relatives in Spain.

“On behalf of Lockhart ISD, I stand in sincere appreciation for the commitment that Mrs. Wright has had to the District and bid her, ‘See you soon,’ rather than, ‘Goodbye,’” LISD Superintendent Susan Bohn said. “We look forward to celebrating her accomplishments in LISD.”

As Wright looks forward to her next chapter, she makes sure that none of us forget how deep her feelings run for her students, her staff, and her community when she exclaims with a smile, “I love the Lockhart Lions! Go Lions! Go Class of 1972!”

Janie Wright’s retirement from her tenure at Lockhart ISD will be effective on Dec. 18, 2015. Lockhart after she takes a few months to travel and visit relatives in Spain.

“On behalf of Lockhart ISD, I stand in sincere appreciation for the commitment that Mrs. Wright has had to the District and bid her, ‘See you soon,’ rather than, ‘Goodbye,’” LISD Superintendent Susan Bohn said. “We look forward to celebrating her accomplishments in LISD.”

As Wright looks forward to her next chapter, she makes sure that none of us forget how deep her feelings run for her students, her staff, and her community when she exclaims with a smile, “I love the Lockhart Lions! Go Lions! Go Class of 1972!”

Janie Wright’s retirement from her tenure at Lockhart ISD will be effective on Dec. 18, 2015.

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