A life fulfilled - Dr. Lillian Parker Wright
, an example of high achievement
life, Dr. Lillian Parker Wright
has always traveled along the road of academia.
Now a retired professor and administrator from Norfolk State University
, Dr. Wright
continues to inspire everyone around her
, including her
constituents on the Norfolk Public Schools School Board
humble beginnings during the era of segregation while attending the less than favorable environment associated with the King George Training School [KGTS] did not discourage her
professional destiny-it made her
"We knew what we had, and we made the best of what we had," Dr. Wright
"I felt that succeeding in education would make it possible to do better."
not only graduated with a bachelor's degree in home economics from Virginia State University, but she
was the first KGTS graduate to return to King George
as an educator at her
high school alma mater, whose name had changed to Ralph Bunche High School
She later received a Masters Degree from Columbia University Teachers College and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
"Home economics prepared students for the world," Dr. Wright