Wright to leave middle school at end of school year

Principal Jeff Wright speaks with Mona Steffens, eighth-grade communications teacher, in the Fulton Middle School gym on Nov. 20. Wright will be retiring at the end of June after 15 years with the district.

Principal Jeff Wright speaks with Mona Steffens, eighth-grade communications teacher, in the Fulton Middle School gym on Nov. 20. Wright will be retiring at the end of June after 15 years with the district.

After 15 years at the helm of Fulton Middle School, Principal Jeff Wright will be retiring from the district at the end of June.

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Fulton Middle School Principal Jeff Wright

“I’ve been looking at it for a few years (and) it just seemed like the right time,” Wright said of his decision. “Education is in a big flux ... it’s time for somebody else to step in and take the school to the next level... It’s time for me to go.”

Wright, who got his start in education 28 years ago as a middle school and high school health and physical education teacher in the Ralls County school district, said he originally came to Fulton because “I was ready for a new challenge, and it seemed like a good place — a nice place to raise our daughters.”

In his 15 years as principal at Fulton Middle School, he said he is most proud of helping raise student achievement and school safety.

Wright said he also is proud of the relationships he has built with his staff, students and parents.

“It goes back to the people and being able to work together every day, making sacrafices and compromises because we have a common thread to be there for our kids,” he said. “I’m going to miss the people more than anything — the community, parents, students and staff, and working with everyone in the community toward the common goal of improving our community.”

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