When Superintendant Janice Adams was talking to California High School staff and parents regarding incoming Benicia High School principal Damon Wright she heard two themes over and over: No one can out work the man and he relates well to students, teachers and parents.
Wright, who grew up in a Navy family and graduated from high school in San Diego, may be the youngest principal Benicia High has ever had and according to Assistant Superintendant Michael Gardner, “certainly the youngest in the past 20 years.”
“Age wasn’t a factor in the decision to hire him,” said Adams. “It was his passion for education and I was looking for someone who was willing to commit to being in Benicia for a long time.”
Wright is aware of the morale problems with the staff at the high school related to the high rate of turnover at the principal position.