Joe B. Wright is the Director of the Southwest Educational Center. Joe B. was born and raised in Kanab, Utah. He graduated from Kanab High School and attended Southern Utah University. While at SUU, Joe B was a Presidential Ambassador and Student Association Officer. It was during his time at SUU that he began his high school officiating career, which he continues today. You may have seen him wearing a striped shirt on the football fields and basketball courts of Southern Utah. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Social Science Education. Upon graduation, he and his wife Staci moved back to his hometown of Kanab and began teaching at Fredonia Middle School in Fredonia, Arizona. He also taught, coached, and was the Athletic Director at Fredonia High School. He received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. In 2010, Joe B. became the Principal of Fredonia Elementary School and the District’s Special Education Director. Three years later he was hired as the Superintendent of Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District. At the same time he chose to begin a second Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University which was awarded in 2017. While living in Kanab their family has grown with two daughters and two sons. Joe B. has tried to give back to the community that has given him so much. He has served multiple terms on the Kanab City Planning Commission, Kane County Water Conservancy District, and Kanab City Council.
SEDC’s mission is to provide educators with the services that will allow them to spend their time wisely in creating and presenting excellent classroom instruction, assuring that the students of today receive the skills they need for tomorrow. SEDC strives to successfully meet the needs of students and teachers, promote achievement, and provide for economy and efficiency in the cooperative delivery of educational services that are identified and requested by member schools and Executive Board Members.
Our goal at SEDC is to help educators and administrators identify their needs and to assist in providing the avenues to meet those needs. Our team is continually seeking out new resources and knowledge while implementing best practices to deliver services and learning opportunities in a variety of mediums.
Joe B. has completed the certifications below: