Alexis Wright is Head of School at New City School in St. Louis, Missouri. He was previously Dean of Children’s Programs and Head of School within the Bank Street College of Education in New York City; Principal of the Middle School at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools; and has held a variety of administrative roles at the Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY, including Principal of the Middle School and Assistant Head of School. Mr. Wright has also taught science in the fifth through seventh grades, and has taught high school in his area of specialty, Marine Ecology.
Mr. Wright has written, consulted and spoken at professional development workshops on issues of science and health education and on increasing diversity within the leadership ranks of independent schools. He has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Marine Ecology from the University of Miami.