We have a number of Randolph employees whose roles are unique to our school and whose work makes a difference to the quality of the student experience. Randolph Connect Program Director PeggyLee Wright is one of Randolph's Difference-Makers.
What do you do?
I am the Randolph Connect Program Director. This is a new position for our school, and one that has been exciting to further develop and expand. The program is designed to build durable relationships between Randolph’s students, faculty, alumni, and the talented and creative individuals who inhabit our wider community. As of today, we have almost a thousand people registered, ready to serve as a resource. If you haven't already signed up, click the green button below to get started now!
What exactly IS Randolph Connect?
I'm so glad you asked. We made this explainer video just for you!
At school, I’m never without …
Pen and paper! Call me old school, but if I don’t write it down, it never happened… and there is SO MUCH that occurs throughout the day that is worthy of being documented. Our community truly enjoys the art of a great collaboration, and it is my job to help that happen… yep, pen and paper.
What’s different about your work here?
The people! The people make ALL of the difference. From our students to our parents, teachers and administrators, to our alumni and their parents, and industry throughout Huntsville, the people who make up our Randolph community are amazing! I am constantly awestruck by the efforts our community will make to enhance a child’s education. It truly makes my job joyful.
When you tell people what you do, what kinds of things do they ask?
How can I help? How can I join Connect? Can I invite others to join Connect?
What’s your philosophy?
Take full advantage of each and every day, each and every encounter, each and every moment. Whether engaged with a student, an alumnus, a colleague, a parent, or a stranger, I want that time to have meaning.
What does a child need to be happy/successful at school?
Our community works hard at meeting our students where they are, but we are committed to challenging our students to reach higher, push further. Our students are put in environments where they can achieve success AND fail… in either case, there will be an exponential amount of learning, character building, and opportunities to display resilience and grit.
Describe a great day at work.
Yesterday… today… tomorrow… these are all great days at work! I am grateful to be in the Randolph family. On any given day, I get to advise a student, collaborate with faculty, consult with parents and grandparents, visit with an alum, brainstorm with administrators, and share ideas with industry, all in the name of making our students’ experience the best it can possibly be. Today is a good day to have a good day!
What are some things you love about your job?
I have the privilege of working with each age group within our school. From Community Helpers Day for the Kindergarten to Career Day for our Seniors, I have the added benefit of being able to interact with our students, faculty, and parents at all grade levels.
Favorite school tradition?
I have a new favorite school tradition: Moms Networking Night! We recently hosted our first gathering and we have another one coming up on April 24. Women are a force to be reckoned with, and when you get a group of moms together, all interested in furthering our students, our school, and our community, some truly phenomenal things come from that.