Harry Wright Named Principal of APPLe Digital Academy

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Harry Wright, new Principal of APPLe Digital Academy.

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Harry Wright as Principal of APPLe Digital Academy, effective July 1. He will replace Lynn Hathaway, who will become Director of Special Education for the school district.

“Mr Wright, you have been a blessing to our school district, and you have certainly served us well. I know that you are going to do a great job in this next role. You are a great leader and a great role model for our students,” said Superintendent David Alexander.

A native of New Roads, Wright's education and career expands across Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master of Education degree from Southern University and A&M College. Wright began his career at Port Allen Middle School as a physical education teacher and coach of football, basketball, and track and field in 1992. He transferred to Istrouma High School in 1995 where he became a teacher, assistant football coach, and head track and field coach. After serving as an athletic director and head football coach from 1998 to 2003 at Pointe Coupee Central High School, he received his first assistant principal position at Belaire High School.

In 2005, after two years as assistant principal at Belaire High School, he received the Brotherhood/Sisterhood award. In 2006, he became principal at Port Allen Middle School where he had originally started his career, and returned to Pointe Coupee Central Charter High School in 2008 to serve as its principal.

In 2009, Wright returned to East Baton Rouge Parish to serve as assistant principal at Baker High School for one year and later served five years as assistant principal of Scotlandville Magnet High School. In 2015, he moved to Ascension Parish to become assistant principal of APPLe Digital Academy and has successfully served in that role for the past three years.

Wright thanks the Ascension Parish School Board, Superintendent David Alexander, directors, and members of Ascension Public Schools for this new opportunity. He plans to maintain the high standards set by Lynn Hathaway. “At the APPLe Digital Academy, we just want to progress and get better, both academically and behaviorally, and that is simply the bottom line,” said Wright.

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