HAGERSTOWN -- Loretta Wright's path to director of Memorial Recreation Center in Hagerstown last year actually began when she first became a mother 22 years ago.
"I decided to become a preschool teacher about 20 years ago," Wright said.
She began that career at Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport and later as a substitute teacher at Fountaindale Elementary.
She and her husband, Kelly Wright -- a Fox News anchor -- have two sons, Michael, 22, and Morgan, 19. The Wrights joined the board at Memorial Recreation Center during the tenure of the late Ruth Monroe, longtime director at the 109 W. North Ave. center.
A native of Chambersburg, Pa., Loretta Wright graduated from Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., with a degree in retail merchandising.
Years later, when she joined the Memorial Recreation board, she found she knew a lot of the children through teaching at Fountaindale.
"I was asked to come to a meeting at Memorial Recreation, and I volunteered to be the director," she said.