A graduate of the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, Wright received his B.S. in Political Science and History from Springfield College. He completed his M.A.T. in Secondary Education with distinction from Simmons College, where he received the Barbara Mason Kemp Award for Excellence in Student Teaching from the College's Department of Education and Human Services.
As a 1997 James Madison Fellow, Wright completed an M.A.L.S.degree in History from Simmons College. He holds advanced degrees, including an Ed.S. in Secondary School Counseling from Argosy University and an Ed.Sp. in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Wright has completed additional graduate-level coursework at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was selected as a fellow at the Klingenstein Center. He holds both Florida (K-12) and Massachusetts (5-12) state certification in the humanities and school counseling.