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Instructional Coaches Kim Wright and Sarah Inman named Arkansas Project Managers!

We are excited to announce that English Language Arts and Leadership Coach Kim Wright and Mathematics and Leadership Coach Sarah Inman were both named Arkansas Project Managers!

Kim Wright is an experienced and passionate educator who has served in education for 29 years. Mrs. Wright’s goal as an educator is to make a positive impact on the lives of students, teachers, and families.  She began her career as a teacher and Curriculum Coach for 12.5 years as well as being an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith before becoming an educational consultant for 9 years in Arkansas. As a consultant working in 22+ districts in the state, Kim provided professional development, coaching, and ongoing support for teachers and administrators. She began working at the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in 2016 and held the following positions during her time at the department:  School Improvement Specialist, State Director for Family and Community Engagement in Schools, Educator Effectiveness Program Advisor, and Transformation Coordinator for the State Personnel Development Grant. Each of those roles provided a wealth of experiences and knowledge in ways to support and impact people and education as a whole. From innovative techniques and practices to leading district leadership teams through multi-tiered systems of support training and development, her wide background helps her assist in many areas within education. 

During her time at DESE, she was appointed and served as the first State Director of Family and Community Engagement in Schools. While in the role, Mrs. Wright received state and national recognition for her leadership in developing the state’s first Family and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit.  

Mrs. Wright joined the Bailey Education group in February 2024 where she has been working as a Leadership, MTSS, and ELA coach.  

Kim earned her undergraduate degree at Arkansas Tech University and her Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She has been married to Kris Wright for 26 years and has two children, Mackenzie and Mason.

Sarah Inman is a seasoned educator with 19 years experience. During this time, she has served in multiple roles including classroom teacher, instructional facilitator, math coach, master trainer and consultant, federal programs coordinator, and building principal. Sarah earned her undergraduate degree from Wichita State University and her master's degrees from Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas at Little Rock and held National Board Certification as an Elementary generalist. 


Spending the bulk of her career as a K12 mathematics coach and master trainer, Sarah has a heart for school improvement and developing lasting relationships with the districts that she serves. In her most recent role as a building principal, Sarah worked to improve the culture of learning school wide and served as an advocate for the meaningful professional development of teachers in the areas of implementation of rigorous materials and increased awareness of the impact of social and emotional learning on student outcomes. 


Sarah and her husband Matthew reside in Hot Springs, AR and are proud parents of three children. 



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