Teacher: Mrs. Andrea Wright
St. Joseph Catholic School, Wenatchee, embraces the language and culture of all families and aims to infuse the Spanish language and Latino cultural and religious practices into the curriculum of the school. Students receive individualized Spanish language instruction throughout the week with a dedicated teacher, Mrs. Andrea Wright, who is fluent in Spanish and has travelled extensively to offer her cultural experiences to her students.
Mrs. Wright has taught for five years at St. Joe’s. Having first taught Religion, she was entrusted to begin the school’s Spanish program where she is honored to combine her love of Jesus, children, and cultures — in that order. Andrea was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a graduate of Albuquerque Academy and earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in Spanish from the University of New Mexico where she was a Division 1 track athlete for the Lobos. Andrea began her career in education as a Spanish teacher at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, CA.
She lives in Wenatchee with her husband (a St. Joe’s alumnus), dog, cat, and three kids, two of whom are St Joe’s alumni and one who currently attends St. Joe’s. In elementary school, Andrea was a disciplined dancer who wrote stories, drew pictures like crazy, and tried to speak Spanish every chance she got. She is a Christ follower who is honored to love others because of our faithful God in His loving kindness.
She is grateful for and passionate about Jesus; God’s word; family; and language acquisition as a community-connecting, brain-building, life-living, Holy Spirit-sent skill. Young people continue to inspire, challenge, humble her, and crack her up.