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Meet Mr Craig Wills!



Craig Wills


What is your teaching assignment at Wright?

I am currently the middle school principal at WCA. I teach all of the social studies courses for middle school as well as physical education. My high school courses include 9th grade geometry and a dual-credit public speaking course for the 11th grade students. 


I have a bachelor’s degree in education from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in sports administration from Liberty University.


What brought you to Wright?

I’m at Wright because I love the dynamics of family. God has blessed me with a wonderful, close-knit, God-loving family at home. I experienced a similar dynamic attending Wright as a student during my 3rd-12th grade years. I want to give back to a community that gave so much to me as a student. Additionally, I’m thankful to have my wife teaching and both my children attending Wright. 


What was your first-ever job?

My first job in high school was at CiCi’s Pizza. After graduating high school in 1997 and college in 2002, I spent a year working with a temp agency, substitute teaching for various public schools in Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In the fall of 2003, I interviewed with Mr. Brown and received an offer to teach at Wright. I have been here ever since. I’m grateful to be starting at 16th year as an instructor at Wright. 


What do you do in your spare time/special interests/hobbies?

Most of my spare time activities involve my family. I love helping coach Oliver’s baseball team and enjoy watching Emberlee dance. Amanda, my beautiful bride of 14 years, and I enjoy simply spending time together: Netflix, Disney World, or cleaning the house. Things that I enjoy myself are running, reading, watching Oklahoma State athletics, and St. Louis Cardinal baseball. I also enjoy investing in a men’s ministry – The Crucible Project.


Guiding scripture of spiritual thought: 

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9 – I love knowing that in both my strength and weakness, He is there. 

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:17 – I am learning that there is true blessing in being surrounded by people that will challenge and stretch me in areas that I need. 


What else do you want the WCA Community to know about you? 

Growing up, my father worked at a baseball card store in Tulsa. My brother and I spent countless hours around cards, memorabilia, and famous baseball players. I started playing baseball in kindergarten and continued through my senior year in high school. I have a deep love for the game. It has been such a blessing to watch my son grow his interest for baseball. I have been an assistant coach for his team for two seasons. 

I have also done something that I thought I never would’ve attempted. Last spring, I danced in public in the production of The Nutcracker by South Tulsa Children’s Ballet. The opportunity came about because of my daughter’s involvement with dance. She has been taking dance classes for 8 years and involved in competitive dance for 5 of those years. I proudly own that I am a “Dance Dad” and add it to my list of titles.

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