Dr. Austin G.A. Wright Receives QAHE Distinguished Professorship Award

Dec 05, 2023

The International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE) is delighted to announce that Dr. Austin G.A. Wright has been honored with the prestigious QAHE Distinguished Professorship Award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field of education. Dr. Wright's remarkable career and significant impact on the Jamaican education sector have garnered him this esteemed accolade.

With over 33 years of experience as an Educational Administrator, Lecturer, Consultant, and Assessor, Dr. Austin G.A. Wright has exemplified unwavering dedication and expertise in his field. His outstanding achievements and visionary leadership in various educational institutions have set him apart as an esteemed educator and administrator.

Currently serving as the Principal of José Martí Technical High School, Dr. Wright has demonstrated exceptional skill in integrating the school's administrative affairs, ensuring adherence to educational standards, and enhancing teaching practices to optimize learning outcomes. His commitment to excellence and innovation has yielded successful initiatives, including the certification of HEART Trust teachers and the accreditation of technical and vocational programs through NCTVET.

During his tenure as Principal of Constant Spring Primary and Junior High, Dr. Wright oversaw the school's administrative activities, budgeting process, and curriculum development. His notable accomplishments include securing funding for infrastructure development, addressing safety concerns through the construction of secured walkways and perimeter fencing, and enhancing the overall learning environment.

Dr. Wright's contributions extend beyond individual institutions. As an Education Officer at the Ministry of Education, he played a pivotal role in training new principals, coordinating community relations, and ensuring the delivery of quality education in primary schools. His dedication to professional development and training has positively impacted numerous educators and students throughout Jamaica.

Dr. Wright's extensive educational background further attests to his commitment to personal growth and academic excellence. He holds a Doctorate in Education Administration and Training from Atlantic International University, in addition to several other degrees and certifications in various educational disciplines.

The QAHE Distinguished Professorship Award celebrates Dr. Austin G.A. Wright as a trailblazer in the field of education, a transformative leader, and an inspiration to educators and students alike. His unwavering commitment to educational excellence, innovation, and community engagement has left an indelible mark on the Jamaican education sector.

Please join us in extending heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Austin G.A. Wright on this well-deserved honor and in wishing him continued success in shaping the future of education.