Dr. Leroy Wray
Teacher Recruitment and Retention liaison for the University of North Carolina at Asheville
President and founder Prodigal Son Foundation
President and Founder at Prodigal Son Foundation
Dr. Leroy Wray currently is the Teacher Recruitment and Retention liaison for the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Lecture Professor at several universities in North Carolina. He has a vast array of experience as an educator of over 17 years, including experience as an elementary classroom teacher, school administrator, Title I Coordinator, education and grant consultant, and president and founder of the Prodigal Son Foundation (). Leroy began his professional career in 2002 as in Durham, North Carolina as a teacher and later as a School Administrator in Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Education Leadership and Technology at North Carolina Central University and has currently finished his Doctoral Degree from Gardner Webb University in Leadership and Policy. His "WHY” is providing ways to educate, empower and engage students to be successful. Dr. Wray has "been there," and shares proven educational strategies designed for teachers and parents to get back into the driver's seat. Dr. Wray has firsthand experience in solving the problems educators and families face daily. Throughout his career, he has served and volunteered on many organizational boards such as the Prodigal Son Foundation, YMCA, Wing Haven, Arts and Science Council's CLT and currently a board of director for the North Carolina PTA and committee chair of Male Engagement. He is a member of the Irwin Academic Center PTA in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. Wray is married to Trish Wray, and they have two children, Peyton and Preston.