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AP's Letter

Dear A.E. Wright Families,

I am honored to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. As your newly appointed Assistant Principal, I look forward to working with and supporting your students. I am excited to work with our amazing staff and community to provide an exceptional school year for all of our students. 

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have been a School Counselor for the last ten years in the Simi Valley Unified School District, where I was an intern for two years prior. I have my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance, as well as my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. 

During my tenure in Simi Valley, I assisted with curriculum development to increase access to courses that allow students more access to colleges and universities, at the site and county levels. I taught our College and Career Seminar course for incoming 9th graders, allowing them to earn college credits and create meaningful plans for high school and beyond. I am passionate about helping students become the best version of themselves, which is my motivation in everything I do. 

I have experience working with a variety of students, from the high-achieving to students who need more support, and enjoy working with all of them! I have worked with students admitted to Harvard, and students who graduate from continuation high school to become successful through non-traditional routes. I hold the strong belief that every student can learn and succeed, with every journey to success being unique. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the A.E. Wright community and look forward to utilizing my experience to assist the A.E. Wright community. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you need support or have questions of any kind. I am looking forward to an amazing year, and cannot wait to meet all of you!

Denise Johnson

Assistant Principal