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Randolph Supervisor of Humanities Awarded 2020 Teacher Leader of Excellence Award


The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Every year during their Conference on English Leadership (CEL), the council selects a Teacher Leader of Excellence recipient. This distinguished honor recognizes a classroom educator who leads the way in literacy instruction by sharing his or her work with others at local and/or national levels. We are excited to share that Randolph’s very own Dr. Amelia Wright was awarded the 2020 Teacher Leader of Excellence award for her exceptional efforts to promote literacy. Dr. Wright will be honored at the CEL Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado this coming November.


Dr. Wright was nominated for this prestigious opportunity by members of her staff which included Randolph High School English teacher Adriana Coppola and instructional coach Cara Canfield. “She is a model for all educators, but especially for those who aspire to become administrators,” Ms. Coppola said. “Our department is thankful for her leadership, and I know I speak for all of my colleagues when I say that she is most deserving of this award.” Ms. Canfield added, “Her intentions are always rooted firmly in a desire to do what is best for her teachers and the children they educate.”


Director of Secondary Education Jonathan Olsen is also proud to see Dr. Wright’s efforts recognized and thankful for the NCTE’s validation of her incredible work. “Dr. Wright is incredibly deserving of this prestigious award for excellence,” Mr. Olsen said. “Randolph Schools is proud that one of our administrators—nominated by teachers—has been recognized for what they do to inspire our faculty and students. I could not be prouder of Dr. Wright and our high school English department.”


Dr. Wright received both her Bachelor of Arts in English as well as her Master of Arts in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She received her doctorate in Literacy from Rutgers University. “I began my teaching career in Randolph as a student teacher,” Dr. Wright said. “I found my way back to accept my first administrative position. When I walked back into the high school after an absence of 16 years, it still felt like home. Randolph is a family and I am proud to be a part of this family.” Dr. Wright added, “My primary objective each day is to work with my teachers to make sure they have the knowledge and resources they need to best serve the students of RHS. I am honored to receive this award because it represents what is most important to me - being a leader who puts students and teachers before all else."


Thank you Dr. Wright for representing Randolph Township Schools with pride. Congratulations!