Associate of Science, Biology, Eastern Wyoming College; Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Wyoming; Master of Arts, Teaching, Science Education (Secondary), Western Governors University
Annie Wright is a secondary teacher at Wyoming Connections Academy She began her educator career as a para-educator in 2015, and in the Fall of 2020, started her career as a science teacher at Connections Academy. She shares her story below:
Why I Became a Teacher
"I stumbled into education because I’ve always been awesome in science and math and tutored students in college. A friend told me I should to become a substitute teacher because our local high school was in need. I decided to give it a try, and one year after I subbed I was hired as a paraprofessional teacher. The rest is history! I got bit by the teaching bug. I believe I was born to be a teacher.
I also love nerding out on science, earning the nickname “The Mother of Genetics” when I was student teaching because I’m obsessed! It’s my favorite part of biology.
"Wyoming Connections Academy prepares students for the future because we enable students to self-start, self-regulate, and build discipline—skills that everyone needs for a job or higher education."
— Ms. Wright
Message for Families Considering Online School
Wyoming Connections Academy has more ways to offer tailored learning for your child than you might initially imagine. We know that to be invested, you need to feel like you have a purpose and a place to belong, with support and respect. A school community can be a rich investment if the climate is a well-cared for garden.
Hobbies and Interests
When I’m not teaching, I love hiking with my dog and reading. I’m currently completing a challenge to read 100 books in one year!. I also enjoy knitting and anything involving the mountains or a lake."