Kathy D. Wright serves as the principal for Hughes STEM High School. She is responsible for curriculum development, implementation and assessment. As a Howard University-trained microbiology specialist, Wright has been able to use her knowledge as a scientist to bring real-life learning into the classroom.
Wright is an Ohio-certified comprehensive science teacher and has achieved the distinction of a Lead teacher in the Cincinnati Public Schools district. Wright is also a Master teacher with the nonprofit, Minorities in Mathematics, Science and Engineering. In this role, she works to bring extended learning opportunities in the STEM areas to students throughout the region.
Wright has received the Minorities in Mathematics Hero Award, the National Society of Black Engineers Golden Apple Award and was a recent finalist for the Dr. Lawrence Hawkins Educator of the Year Award. She sits on the advisory board for The Science Teacher journal, the premier journal for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She also sits on NSTA's committee for Multicultural/Equity in Science Education.
Wright holds a master of education in secondary education from the University of Cincinnati, where she specialized in secondary science education. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and secondary education from the University of Cincinnati.