New superintendent named for Wright District
Wright School District is pleased to that Adam Stein has been appointed Superintendent, effective July 1. Mr. Stein, a 25-year resident of Sonoma County, was most recently the director of special education at the Napa Valley Unified School District.
“We think Adam is the ‘Wright’ fit for our district,” says Board President Karen Irwin Magee. “He has extensive experience in special education programs, curriculum development, and instructional training. His leadership and mentoring skills will help provide the direction the district needs in order to reach the next level of achievement, in spite of the continuing fiscal challenges for California public education.”
Adam Stein is known for his effective management of district-wide projects focused on academic improvement. He is credited with introducing new intervention, assessment, and behavior management programs that resulted in improved student achievement, especially among students who have not traditionally performed well. He began his career as a special education teacher, then served as the principal of a special education school. He was a program specialist for the Sonoma County SELPA for ten years and worked as an adjunct professor at Sonoma State University.
“I am very excited to be joining the Wright School District,” says Mr. Stein. “It is a tremendous district with great personnel and outstanding programs for students. I am equally thrilled to be returning to Sonoma County after working in Napa Valley for the past six years. The staff at Wright has been welcoming and made me feel like I’m coming home.”
The Sonoma County Office of Education coordinated the superintendent search process for the Wright School District. The position was advertised statewide and drew a large pool of qualified candidates. The Board of Trustees selected Mr. Stein for their superintendent following a review of applicant qualifications and two sets of interviews.