Rich Wright is taking his administrative and coaching talents to another level as the newest director of the Utica Shale Academy.
Wright, who has been head football coach at Southern Local High School for four years and was its assistant principal for the past three years, assumed his newest duties on Aug. 1. He replaces Eric Sampson, who was director of the community school since its inception in 2014 but departed for another role in education. Wright said he was eager to guide high school students towards success in the growing energy field.
“You wear a lot of hats, and there are plenty of administrative duties with attendance, testing, graduation points and career opportunities,” he said. “We have welding with the New Castle School of Trades and courses involved with the gas and oil industry. There are a lot of opportunities in the industry and you can get a lot of verifications here.”Read on by clicking here.
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