Company: Velma Wright Academy
Location: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Velma J. Wright, Owner at Velma Wright Academy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education management.
Ms. Wright desired to become a teacher from a young age. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in general and physical education from Western Oregon University in 1971 and taught pre-school and kindergarten for more than 30 years before founding the Velma Wright Academy in 2020.
Dance education was an element that contributed to Ms. Wright’s success, as she began teaching dancing at the age of 10. Her dance teacher was the one who persuaded her parents to send her to college. Currently, she teaches dance including toe, tap and tumble classes for the Pierce County Parks and Recreation and Metro Parks of Tacoma.
Ms. Wright attributes her success to her love of working with children and has learned during her career that dealing with children is what opened her eyes and encouraged her to learn something new every day. In the coming years, she is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement.
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