As superintendent of Wylie ISD, Mr. Joey Light’s passion for the school and community is something to be admired. He grew up as a Wylie Bulldog participating in many sports, UIL Academics, FCA, and student council, before attending McMurry to earn his bachelor’s degree. While at McMurry, Mr. Light played golf and earned a place on the All-Conference team when his team won the Conference. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Light went on to attend ACU for his Masters.
Beginning in 1981, Mr. Light began to build an impressive resume for both teaching and coaching. He first taught several sciences at Midland Greenwood, and was the assistant coach for football, basketball, and track. Mr. Light was also the head tennis coach where he led a student to win State. After his time at Midland Greenwood, Mr. Light taught a variety of subjects at Brackettville, and was the head coach for both tennis and basketball, as well as the assistant football coach. He then moved to Hamilton where he spent two years as a head coach and teacher before moving to Hawley where he taught, coached, and eventually became the principal for grades 7-12. Finally coming home to Wylie ISD in 1992, Mr. Light spent 8 years as the junior high principal, another 8 years as the Assistant Superintendent, and has been the Wylie ISD Superintendent since 2008. This year marks his 40th year as an educator.
When not working or supporting Wylie Bulldogs at their events, Mr. Light enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and their six children: Jordan, Cameron, Josh, Christian, Josiah, and Terry – all of whom have graduated and live in various parts of the country.
by Madison Frost