Teachers We Love, Mrs. Danielle Wright

by Arcadia News  |  10/04/2021  |  Our Teachers

“Mrs. Wright does so much more than teach lessons. She goes above and beyond to know each of her students, teaches to them individually as well as in a group, and loves them through their emotional growth too. She works tirelessly to make her classroom not just a place of learning, but of fun, awe, inspiration, and encouragement.”

How long have you been teaching at St. Theresa’s?

I am in my sixth year at St. Theresa and my 11th year in elementary education.

Before returning to the classroom after spending time with my son, I taught first grade at Anthem K-8 in Florence and first and second grades at Eduprize School in Queen Creek.

What is the best part about being a teacher?

My favorite is witnessing the growth of my students first-hand. These amazing little people can accomplish big things, and the growth that they experience in kindergarten highlights just how truly capable these young students are. I truly look forward to learning along with my students every day. In our classroom, we call ourselves a “family.” We are a classroom that’s learning, playing, and growing together on our kindergarten journey.

When did you know you wanted to become a teacher?

I have always enjoyed working with kids, whether through volunteering as a coach in youth sports or tutoring through the Salvation Army early in my undergrad career. I have always been drawn to help children realize their full potential. I became a teacher to help children foster a love of learning; to experience a small part of a child’s journey as they develop and grow seemed natural.