Meet John 2017-12-04T18:00:01+00:00

Our mission for Atlanta Public Schools, is to make certain every family in Atlanta, wherever they live or how much money they have, has a right to have schools they can send their children to without doubt or reservation.

“John Wright believes the most important job of Atlanta Public Schools is to make certain every family in Atlanta, wherever they live or how much money they have, has a right to have schools they can send their children to without doubt or reservation.”

Meet John Facts:
√ Native Atlantan
√ 1981 Graduate of MLK Jr. Middle School
√ 1985 graduate of Benjamin E. Mays High School
√ Bachelor’s of Science from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (HBCU)
√ One of the founding families of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
√ Parent of 2 children at Maynard Jackson High School: a son who is a Freshman and a daughter who is a Senior.
√ Helped establish the Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Athletic Boosters in 2014 and served on its board
√ Kim, my wife of 22 years, is currently the MHJHS PTSA President
√ In my professional life, I currently manage the $618M Education-Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (DCSDs’ E-SPLOST) Capital Improvement Program for DeKalb County School District (DCSD)

I am a product and a supporter of Atlanta Public Schools! My campaign is about creating an honest and open dialogue about our public schools. You can count on me to serve with transparency, honesty and respect.

The Right Tools. The Right Solution.

“John is so precisely the kind of leader we need right now.”
Douglas Blackmon

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