Mr. Samuel L. Wright, Jr. serves as Director of Operations for Desert Heights Academy and Executive Director for Desert Breeze Transportation. Samuel’s career in education began in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he worked as a self-contained special education teacher. In 1998, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where he obtained a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and continued his work in special education. His passion for students with special needs drove him to focus on the improvement of private schools, specializing in positive behavior management models and clinical support. Samuel has promoted a collaborative culture and connects the school to its wider environment. He has been instrumental in equitably structuring the organization for success. Samuel fosters genuine trusting relationships with students, staff, families, and communities guided by mutual respect. He empowers others to work in the best interests of all students at Desert Heights Academy.