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Leader in Action: Miss Wright is happy you’re here

Taylor Wright’s UND training equips her to lead some of the toughest customers of all: Fifth-graders

Having graduated from UND with a background in Elementary and Middle Level Education, Taylor Wright now is working full time as a fifth-grade teacher in Grand Forks. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today

At a time when teachers are more needed than ever, Taylor Wright is putting her students first.

This summer she inscribed the following sentence in gold letters on the wall opposite her classroom door: I’m Happy You’re Here!

Miss Wright’s fifth-grade class will see that message every time they walk in.

“I just hope my students know that no matter what happens during the day, I’m happy they’re here.”

Read and watch more about Taylor Wright and her successful journey through the Elementary Education and Middle Level Education programs at UND.