Bria Wright is an experienced elementary educator and teacher leader. She is driven by her desire to see schools actualize equitable educational outcomes for Black students. She has served in Wake County Schools in a variety of school level and district level capacities, including classroom teacher, intervention case manager, equity team lead, AIG teacher and literacy intervention teacher and professional learning community coach. Bria is a proud K-12 graduate of Wake County Schools and NC State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Education in K-12 Reading. She takes pride in finding ways to disrupt inequitable practices in our educational system and advocates for students and providing equitable classroom and school communities for all students. Bria was recognized by Wake County Public School System as a district Teacher of the Year finalist in the 2020-2021 school year for her extraordinary commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Currently, Bria serves as a Professional Learning Coach in the Office of Professional Learning in Wake County, though will be transitioning to the Office of Equity Affairs in WCPSS as a Coordinating Teacher and Jeanes Fellow in April 2023.
Bria is also a doctoral candidate pursuing an EdD in Curriculum Instruction with a school administrator add-on license. Her focus and research interests include culturally responsive instruction, supporting academically gifted Black students and developing teacher self-efficacy. In her free time, Bria enjoys spending time with her family, children, husband, painting and listening to Beyonce.