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 University, 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 James Madison Fellow, Wright completed an M.A.L.S.degree in History from Simmons University. He holds advanced degrees, including an Ed.S. in Secondary School Counseling from Argosy University and an Ed.Sp. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Master of Science degree in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine.
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.
Wright is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), and is an AICEP (The American Institute of Certified Educational Planners) certified educational planner (CEP).