Amy Wright, Staff Attorney

Amy Wright

Amy Wright joined TASB Community College Services in January 2022.

Amy has an accomplished legal background, beginning with her Order of the Coif graduation from University of Texas School of Law, where she served as an editor of the Texas Law Review. After clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Texas Supreme Court, she practiced law in a variety of roles, including as a litigator in private practice, clinical law professor at UT Law School, and executive director of a nonprofit legal services provider, Texas Advocacy Project. In 2013, she took a hiatus from law practice and became a secondary math teacher, achieving National Board Certification in early adolescent mathematics, and taught in Title I schools for 8 years. She returned to law practice to advocate for access to higher education for all Texas students through her work with TASB Community College Services.

Amy has a B.S. in economics from the University of Houston, summa cum laude, and also attended Houston Community College and Brazosport Community College during her undergraduate education. She became certified as a teacher in Math and Special Education through Huston-Tillotson University.

Amy has served on boards of nonprofits and her neighborhood association and is actively involved in a community affairs. She is a member of the Texas Association of Community College Attorneys, the State Bar of Texas School Law section, the Texas Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys. In her free time, Amy loves to ride her bike on rails-to-trails around the country, travel, read, and spend time with family.