Rodney Wright, Artesia & Belen, New Mexico (under investigation 2021) [sexual abuse of students]

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    Rodney Wright, currently 52, was 9th-grade history teacher at teacher at Artesia Intermediate School, Artesia Public Schools, Artesia, New Mexico, sexual abuse of students

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    New Mexico educator with checkered past under investigation again

    A long-time educator in New Mexico is being investigated for disturbing allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student that dates back 20 years. However, this is not the first time someone raised a red flag. In fact, the state and the school he was teaching at decades ago could have fired him and taken away his license to teach, but they didn’t. Jake Lee is done staying silent. “It took 20 years to get to this point where you can accept your abuse and come forward,” he explained. His story starts at Artesia Intermediate School. Lee said he was ...

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    Educators Hall of Honor Inductee - Rodney W. Wright

    Rodney Wright (BS 93) graduated from ENMU in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in Social Studies with a minor in Physical Education.

    Following graduation, he taught middle school social studies for the Artesia Public Schools while serving as assistant varsity coach for both football and track. From 2001 through 2009, Rodney worked for the Mescalero Apache Schools as head varsity football coach, ninth grade New Mexico History teacher and director of Athletics, Activities and Transportation.

    In 2006, the alumnus completed a Master of Educational Administration at New Mexico State University. In 2011, Rodney put that license to good use becoming the Athletic Coordinator for Belen Consolidated Schools. In 2013, Mr. Wright became the principal of Belen High School, where he continues to serve.

    He is past president of the New Mexico Association of Career and Technical Education. Rodney Wright is admired for his ability to build teams – whether in sports or among professionals – that inspire trust, integrity and commitment.