February 8, 2023
This week’s Bison Staff Spotlight is Kelly Wright. As the District’s purchasing specialist, she is the staff’s go-to for acquiring the supplies, technology, and equipment needed to facilitate the learning and success of our students.
In this role, Ms. Wright keeps track of price trends, market conditions, and the availability of more cost-effective goods and services. Always willing to roll up her sleeves to lend a helping hand, Ms. Wright’s colleagues describe her as energetic and detail oriented.
“I’ve always wanted to work here,” Ms. Wright said. “I love helping people and feeling needed.”
Ms. Wright began her career with Beachwood Schools in 2009 as a substitute secretary before joining the central office staff as the accounts payable specialist in 2012. She leveraged her organizational skills and go-getter personality to land her current position, which she has held since 2015.
Her favorite part of working in Beachwood Schools is the close-knit friendships she has built with her central office colleagues. Over the years, they have enjoyed socializing outside of work by going to dinner and taking cooking classes at Sur La Table.
“We have watched our kids grow up together,” she said.
Ms. Wright’s greatest joys are her two children, ages 28 and 23. She also enjoys crafting, boating, and camping with her husband.