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Dolores Wright was born in Braxton County, WV. She was educated at Mill Fork School until she was 11 years old. In 1955, her family moved four miles away from the farm that she had lived on since birth. As Dolores reflected on that move she stated, “it felt like she was moving to another country”. She attended high school in Gassaway and is proud to call herself an “Elk”.
Dolores married at 17 years old and had her first daughter Sara at the age of 23. Five years later she was blessed with her second child Mark to be followed by her third child Patrick eight years later. In 1998, Dolores lost her daughter Sara and became mother to her two beautiful grandchildren Elizabeth and Josh. Her two sons Mark and Patrick both work for Precision where Mark is a Superintendent and Patrick is a laborer soon to be an Operator. She has six total grandchildren: her oldest granddaughter Elizabeth is employed by the mail service, Lacie is a student at Braxton County Middle School and she has four grandsons Josh, Lucas, Dylan and Laden. Laden is a student at Davis Elementary. Dolores also has six great grandchildren Daniel is a student at BCMS, David and Braden are students at Frametown Elementary as well as Haley, Rylea and Mason who are not yet in school.
In 1969, Dolores started her career working for the educational system in Gilmer County as a bus drive. She drove there for one year and started driving for Braxton County Schools in 1970. She continued to work for Braxton County Schools till 2007 when she retired with 32 years of service. Dolores was elected to service on the Braxton County Board of Education in 2018. She hopes to see many great things happen in Braxton County Schools and has pledged to do her best in this endeavor.