Kailey Wright is a School Improvement Facilitator at WestEd. She draws on her expertise in job-embedded professional learning and provides professional development, coaching, and consulting to teachers and state, district, and school leaders, with a focus on making research-based instructional decisions.
Wright has pedagogical expertise in the science of reading, assessment, multicultural education, and professional learning communities. She collaborates with schools and districts to design and provide professional learning around a range of classroom practices, including standards-based curriculum and instruction, discourse routines, and data-driven instruction. She shifts school culture to focus on the power of teacher collaboration to enhance teacher learning and student achievement through WestEd’s service, VITAL Collaboration.
She also works with the Region 2 Comprehensive Center, which provides technical assistance to state agencies in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island to grow the capacity of educational systems and bring about instructional improvements for students. She is currently collaborating on a project to support Connecticut’s state legislature through Networked Improvement Communities around the science of reading to ensure districts and teachers are equipped to make decisions that support all students reading at grade level by third grade.
Before joining WestEd, Wright held various educational roles and has close to 15 years of experience. She worked in the public-school system throughout the Midwest and Southwest as an elementary school teacher and coach.
She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in elementary education and her master’s from Grand Canyon University in educational administration.