Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Rochelle Wright
Rochelle Wright is a proud mother, wife, entrepreneur and successful business woman residing in Franklin, TN. She was born and raised in the heart of the Mississippi Delta – Home of the Blues, Greenville, MS. Mrs. Wright is the eldest of five children born to the late Olivia Dukes and Andre Dukes. She attended Jackson State University and later transferred to Bradley University in Peoria, IL where she graduated and obtained a degree in Elementary Education/Health Science.
In January of 2000, Rochelle moved to Tennessee with her husband, Shedrick Wright and their two beautiful children Shedrick Wright Jr. and Kenedi Wright due to an employment transfer. As a result of that transfer, Rochelle also acquired employment in public education where she has been involved for the last twenty years. She taught third grade for seventeen years in the Franklin Special School District and currently teaches fourth grade at Poplar Grove Elementary located also in Franklin, TN.
In addition to her duty as a public servant in education, she also served as the Vice-President and now the President of the local Education Association (FSSDEA). She has served as a cooperating teacher for local universities such as Middle Tennessee State, Columbia State and Belmont, helping new teachers as they gain classroom experience. She truly believes in the success of all students and has adopted the motto “I strongly believe that you can set high expectations for students and they will reach them. No one reaches for low expectations.”
Ms. Wright is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and also the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County. Her ongoing community involvement expands far and wide including the Board of the African American Young Leaders of Franklin, Crowned Mr. & Mrs. African American Heritage Society of Williamson County for 2017, Volunteer Boys and Girls Club, Volunteer Nashville Rescue Mission, Volunteer with GraceWorks Ministries, Vocational Bible School Teacher and Supporting the United Way. She attends Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, TN where she is also very actively involved with youth.
Rochelle has always had a desire to be a businesswoman. She started her first business adventure as a young girl babysitting and ironing clothes to earn money. In 2011, her first big business adventure surfaced! She, along with her husband, became the first African- American franchisees of Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Yogurt and Treats. It was opened in her hometown of Greenville, MS.
Currently, she is an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields, the number one skincare brand in the United States. She also works as an independent travel agent for Intel-Travel. More information about Rodan + Field can be found by visiting her website at www.rwright3.myrandf.com. Information regarding Intel-travel can be obtained by visiting her website at www.rochelles.wright.inteletravel.com.
Another motto that Rochelle has adopted and lives by whole-heartedly is “I value financial security and ultimately financial freedom, creating more than one additional stream of income is important to me.”
When she is not working, Rochelle enjoys relaxing and reading a good book, traveling, listening to music, watching a good football game, or just hanging out with her friends and family.