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Mrs. Jacque Wright

School Principal 
Has been teaching at Resurrection since: 1988 as a teacher and since 2010 as Principal 
Education:

Why did you choose to teach at Resurrection?

I have spent the last 28 years as part of the Resurrection community. I chose Resurrection because my nieces were in the school and I wanted to get involved. The community was very welcoming and I could see how much my nieces loved being at Resurrection.  My goal was to teach in a second grade classroom in a Catholic School and when the opportunity came along, I took it!  I now spend every day being able to talk about God with my students and help them realize they are never alone on this journey. Resurrection is a place where God, community, and family are part of my everyday life and where future leaders are formed. It has been truly been an amazing journey.

What are your favorite moments with a student?

Some of my favorite moments with students took place when I was the second grade teacher. When the students received their First Reconciliation, they would tell me how great they felt inside. They would share, " I feel so light, like I can fly because my sins are gone!" It warmed my heart to know they really connected with Jesus.

What do you want your students to gain from having known you?

I want all my students to gain a sense of pride in themselves and to know they are loved by God. I want them to know they can always take a mistake and make it into a learning opportunity. I want them to know that life is great because they are a part of it.

What interests you outside the classroom?

When I am not teaching I love to spend time with my husband and three children. We enjoy being outside playing sports like volleyball and baseball, going to the beach and having BBQ's. I am very blessed to have a wonderful family!

What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class?

The most important lesson I want my students to know is that they are loved by God and they are important in this world.  One person CAN make a difference, and they can be that ONE person!

Who are your mentors?

I have been blessed to have many mentors in my life. First and foremost are my parents who showed me how to love God and treat others the way I wanted to be treated. When I first became a teacher, my mentor was a wonderful teacher by the name of Yolanda Napolitan. I was blessed to have the opportunity to watch her in her classroom. She treated all her students with love and respect and in return her students loved her back. She set boundaries and taught her students to follow all the rules, but did it with a loving heart. She was creative and always had a smile on her face.

Catherine Hicks - Resurrection School - Sunnyvale