Wright named sole finalist for FISD superintendent
After a superintendent search that saw more than 60 candidates apply, Fredericksburg Independent School District has named Huntington ISD superintendent Dr. Eric Wright as its sole finalist for the job.
Wright would replace Dr. Marc Williamson, who is retiring after the fall semester following 15 years as FISD’s superintendent.
The board voted on Wright as the final candidate at a Wednesday, Dec. 11 special meeting. They must now wait 21 days for public response. According to board president Lorrie Hess, they will vote Monday, Jan. 6 on whether to hire Wright.
“At this point, the board is unanimously in support of Wright as a candidate,” Hess said. “He is a good choice who was beyond our expectations.”
Since 2006, Wright has served as superintendent of Huntington, a Class 3A school of 1,800 students. Prior to that, he spent two years as superintendent of Woodville ISD, a 2A school of 1,350 students.
Wright’s other school administration experience includes three years as assistant superintendent at Huntington, a year as Huntington High School Principal and three years as Huntington Elementary School principal. He also was assistant principal in the Lufkin ISD for one year.
For about eight years, Wright also worked as a history teacher and coach for various schools in Texas. Following work as a graduate assistant at Stephen F. Austin State University, he then went on to teach at schools in the Dallas, Houston and east Texas areas.
His professional certifications include superintendent grades EC-12, mid-management administrator grades PK-12, secondary history grades 6-12, secondary physical education grades 6-12 and driver education grades 6-12.
Since 2002, Wright has served as an adjunct at SFASU.
Wright holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees—all from SFASU. His Doctor of Education degree in 2002 was in Educational Leadership.
Wright’s wife, Ruth, is from Helotes. His oldest daughter attends Texas State University, and his youngest daughter recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Texas.