In part 2 of my conversation with Jeff Wright, Superintendent of the Sauk Prairie School system we talk about the struggles that our local school system and those across the entire nation face in coping with the aftermath of the COVID epidemic. Growing up in today's world is so incredibly complex and the stress that it puts on our children is unbearable for many. The price it exacts from those of us that are most vulnerable is unacceptable. As such, one of the things today's educators have to monitor closely are the mental health indicators of their students. Increasingly they are reminded to remain alert to any warning signs or ongoing depression, anxiety disorders or worse. Jeff speaks candidly from his own experiences and from his profound compassion and empathy for any child and family struggling to cope with today's world.
Jeff and his family live on a farm near Plain where they enjoy raising chickens and being outdoors all year round. Before joining the team in Sauk Prairie in 2012, Jeff served as a high school principal in Chicago and was a Social Studies teacher in Rochester, Minnesota. Jeff grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and has degrees from St. Olaf College and Harvard University.