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Join us for the SEPTEMBER 11th Meeting at the Fulton High Stadium

Join us in-person on FRIDAY, September 11th at 7:45 a.m. outside at the Fulton High Stadium. If it rains, join us via zoom. We will continue to operate safely observing social distancing and wearing masks. We hope to see you soon.

Our speakers will be: Jon Rysweck, Assistant Superintendent of Knox County Schools

Rysweck is no stranger to the halls of Fulton High, after eight years as assistant principal for curriculum and then executive principal at Fulton High School, he knows what it means to be a Falcon. He moved downtown to oversee secondary education and then become director of innovation and school improvement. In 2014 Emerald Academy’s charter school recruited Rysweck for his “leadership experience in a turnaround school — in an urban setting — and his ability to ensure a strong and collaborative working relationship with Knox County Schools.” Currently, Rysweck strives to make Knox County Schools be the best they can be as the Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. 

Jody Wright, Fulton’s Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director

A native of Lake City, and a 1979 graduate of Lake City High School, Jody Wright started his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Lincoln Memorial University under the tutelage of Head Coach Rick Byrd. He then took the head basketball coaching job at Horace Maynard High School. After one year he accepted the position teaching science and coaching basketball at Fulton High School where he has been the head basketball coach for the past 36 years. In Wright’s first three years on the job, wins were few and far between as the Falcons only managed 13 wins in the three years combined. In the thirty-one years since then, however, Wright has led the Falcons to 27 twenty-win seasons, eleven regional championships, 11 district championships, and eighteen trips to the state tournament with runner-up finishes in 1996, 1998, 2015, 2018, and 2019 and state championships in 2008, 2009 and 2016

Jody Wright has been honored as district coach of the year 18 times, named KIL coach of the year ten times, East Tennessee Coach of the year two times, PrepXtra coach of the year four times, and State Coach of the Year in 2008. His teams have won over 700 games in his career and in 2011, Fulton High honored him by naming the Fulton gym “Jody Wright Arena”. In 2008, he was inducted into the Anderson County Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the LMU Athletes Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Fulton Wall of Fame in 2018.

Jody Wright is presently the Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and Basketball Coach at Fulton High School. He is a member of Second Baptist Church Clinton. He is married to Kim and they have two daughters: Lauren Grosam and her husband Jeremy. Lauren is a fifth-grade teacher at Grand Oaks Elementary; and Mollie, who just graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is a licensed pharmacist at Hoskins Drug Store in Clinton

We will be honored by a special 9/11 tribute by the Fulton ROTC Color Guard. 

The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 which may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102.  The program is conducted at accredited secondary schools throughout the nation, and taught by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel.  The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology.  Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training.  Electronic classroom equipment, textbooks, uniforms, educational training aids, travel allowance, and a cost-share of instructors’ salaries are provided by the Navy.

What does the NJROTC program do?

  • Promotes Patriotism
  • Develops informed and responsible citizens
  • Develops respect for constructed authority
  • Develops leadership potential
  • Promotes high school completion
  • Promotes higher education
  • Promotes community service
  • Develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership
  • Promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security
  • Provides information on the military services as a possible career
  • Provides an alternative to gangs
  • Provides incentive to live healthy and drug-free


For FUN!!!
We will have a Howling Hot Rod Trunk or Treat Car Show on Halloween. Details will be in your email and on Facebook soon.

Social distance responsibly. 
Join us 2 ways

  1. In-person at the Football Stadium at Fulton High School Register HERE! We will be social distancing and wearing masks.
  2. ZOOM from home!




Topic: NKBPA Membership Hybrid Meeting.
Time: Aug 14, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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