Telena Wright will leave Argyle ISD at the end of June as she retires as district superintendent, a position she has held since 2009.

Wright discussed her retirement plans in an email to Community Impact, explaining that travel and family time are two activities she will pursue.

The Argyle ISD board of trustees approved Wright’s retirement agreement during a special meeting May 1. The board will recognize Wright's career during the regular school board meeting May 15. The public is invited to attend this special celebration during the meeting to honor Wright.

Wright said she plans to visit South America, Hawaii, Europe, New York City and Mount Rushmore.

In addition, she wants to watch her granddaughter play varsity soccer. Wright has other activities to keep her busy: playing competitive duplicate bridge and other games, reading voraciously, and spending time at her ranch.

Wright plans to stay in the area “in addition to several other locations.”

Some of Wright’s fondest accomplishments:

  • Graduating the first class in 2003.
  • Passing 2014, 2017 and 2022 bonds.
  • Seeing Argyle High School winning 12 Lone Star Cups.
  • Watching the district receive an “A” accountability rating.
  • Opening four buildings and completing two renovations.

“Youth is the season of hope, and watching young people achieve their dreams is always special,” she said, when asked what special memories she had as superintendent.

Wright said state championships in athletics and band have been “achieved through talented students and supportive parents along with dedicated teachers, directors and coaches.”

In addition, Wright said she thinks AISD will “continue to provide the best individualized education for each student.”