Dr. Constance Wright
Dean for the College of Education
North Greenville University
I am so blessed to be here at North Greenville University where Christ makes a difference!
Our students will be our future educators but ultimately will assume the role of leaders in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Because of this, my belief is that teaching should be a calling. God promises to equip those He calls. If you are truly called to teach, you cannot do anything else.
I look forward to learning and growing with the College of Education to prepare Christian Educators who are effective practitioners, caring leaders, and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing society.
About the Dean:
Dr. Wright is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She comes from a long lineage of educators. Most of her family and extended family has served in the educational field, whether it was as a teacher, principal, or Superintendent of a school system. Education has been a major influence in her life.
Dr. Wright is currently licensed to teach in North Carolina. She has a BA in Elementary Education from Mars Hill College, a Masters in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University, and a Doctorate in Education/ Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
At the beginning of her teaching career, she taught fourth and fifth grade for five years and was a Title I Reading Specialist in K-1 for one year. She then taught Early Childhood Education courses at the high school level for two years. Dr. Wright taught in higher education and was Department Chair of Teacher Education at Montreat College for eight years. Dr. Wright also developed curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate programs while at Montreat College.
As a teacher, Dr. Wright believes that making a difference in the lives of those students she has had the privilege to encounter is extremely important, however her main role as a teacher is to guide and nurture students to establish the skills needed to achieve health, respect, prosperity, and fulfillment. She feels teachers should empower students to believe in their own value, stimulate their interest to question, and provide the tools to discover answers.
As a leader, Dr. Wright sees herself as a servant leader who strives to enable those around her to be their best and grow professionally. She agrees with Hunter (1998), that the true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice. Her leadership style is simply based on strengthening the bonds of respect, responsibility, and caring with the people around her. She loves making connections with her colleagues that allow those bonds to occur.
Dr. Wright is blessed with three wonderful children who love to hike, bike, and explore this beautiful world together.
Dr. Wright’s Philosophy:
All students can learn if they are willing to learn.
Learning occurs naturally in the learner when a teacher has presented the material in a way that works for the learner.
Regarding the Classroom: