Mr. Wright has been a teacher at Mount de Sales Academy since 1998. A lot has changed in the community since then, and Mr. Wright experienced it all. One of the first things that Mr. Wright witnesses at Mount de Sales was the grand opening of the gym. It opened in October of 1998 and was blessed by Cardinal Keeler. Another change that has occurred was the prom. In 1999 prom was held after graduation, but now is multiple weeks before graduation. Another change in the school is the amount of students. In 1998 there were about 450 girls attending the school, while now there is about 500. “A major change is the quality of the students. They are distinctly different from 17 years ago,” said Mr. Wright.
Mr. Wright taught many different classes ranging from AP Government to Archeology and Multicultural Experience in American Life. One of Mr. Wright’s favorite classes to teach was ninth grade Western Civilization. He taught those girls every day and he enjoyed working with and getting to know each girl individually. He taught Archeology from 1998 to 2011. Mr. Wright was also involved in the SAAD club. He started advising SAAD club in 1998 and was a co-sponsor in 2012. Mr. Wright said that being a part of the SAAD cub was a “neat experience.”
Another interesting thing about Mr. Wright is some of his coworkers are people that he taught when he first started teaching. He taught Ms. Krastel in the ninth and eleventh grade in the 2000-2001 school year. He also taught Mrs. Nyman in the tenth and eleventh grade. He also taught Mrs. Fuecker and Mrs. Berry in their senior year.
Mr. Wright has many favorite memories throughout his time at Mount de Sales. One time a helicopter had to land on the Mount de Sales field in order to get a person to Shock Trauma from the local nursing home. Another favorite thing that Mr. Wright did was taking his Archeology students to the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, MD. “There were fantastic digging experiences” in that park. In Mr. Wright’s first year, it was the only year to see the seniors not win the spirit cup. The juniors won that year in 1999. Mr. Wright claims, “One of the greatest things is the expanding and developing of the school that is happening so quickly.” Lastly, Mr. Wright stated, “It is neat to be
here and I am looking forward to subbing here next year.”