Maryann Wright to Run for Richland 2 School Board

Envisions a More Compassionate, Innovative Education Policy

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(Columbia, SC) – Maryann Wright has a vision for the Richland 2 School District. A native of South Carolina, Maryann Wright is ‘Wright’ for the job and with a clear agenda: to make the Richland 2 an ideal model of innovated teaching with prudent and compassionate policies and greater community involvement.

About Maryann Wright

Maryann Wright received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s in Education from The Citadel. For over 29 years, she taught science all over the East coast, guiding and training young minds, before retiring and returning to South Carolina. Her passion and commitment to serving the community was recognized with the ‘Teacher of the Year’ award in 1998. She also serves as the Social Justice Committee Chair and serves on the Stewardess Board of Adams Northeast AME Church and is a Team Leader with MORE Justice. In addition to being a Team Leader with MORE Justice, she serves on the Board of Directors and several issue-oriented committees. She is a member of the AKA (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.), a former Financial Secretary of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in the Columbia chapter, and also a founding member and Financial Secretary of the National Society of Distinguished Women in the Columbia Chapter.

Maryann is ‘Wright‘ for the job! If selected for School Board, Maryann will introduce several new practices to bring about accountability and restoration into the educational system and make Richland 2 School district a thriving community where there is equal education and accessibility to all.

For over two decades, I’ve dedicated myself to bring about the betterment of young students and their future. Today, I want the Richland 2 School District to be a model of a forward-thinking district that is tuned to the needs of the community it serves.

Maryann Wright

A major focus of the school board is on the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on students. As we slowly transition back into traditional schooling, Maryann stresses to the public how we cannot dismiss the mental strain that have or already will consume these students. Maryann strongly believes that the safety of the children is paramount and in ensuring the wellness of the child she is in favor of providing full-time mental health counselors in every school.

Maryann is also in favor of virtual education and online alternatives as well as instilling in home programs set to improve learning abilities for students; including utilizing them within communities that may not have accessibility to these online alternatives. Maryann’s top priority is to create an environment conducive to improvements in academics by bringing everyone to the table; including parents, teachers, businesses, community stakeholders, NGOs and interested members of the public.

Maryann has devoted her entire adult life to make a difference in the lives of people around her including serving in the church, volunteering, and supervising other volunteers, as well as taking part in extracurricular activities. Her dream is to see the Richland 2 School District transform into a place where students receive an equitable and appropriate education. Also, an education that is sensitive to the intellectual, social as well as emotional and mental health needs.

We cannot do this alone!

Donate today to help achieve Maryann’s dream and bring about real change for Richland county.

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