Jennifer Perez, Principal
Jennifer "Jenn" is in her 16th year in education. She started in the Othello School District in 2002 at Lutacaga Elementary school as a Kindergarten teacher. Jenn has served the OSD as a Kindergarten teacher, first grade teacher, instructional coach, and dual language facilitator. She has a passion for language acquisition and in 2004 she helped develop and implement the dual language program. Jenn got her Bachelors in Education from Eastern Washington University with a focus on K-12 Reading and K-8 Elementary Education. She continued on to get her Masters Degree in Education in Professional Development and Administrative Certification from Heritage University. Jenn is excited to continue her career as a LION! She looks forward to partnering with students, parents, and staff as she and the Lutacaga team strive to create students who are bilingual, biliterate, and culturally competent.
Amelia Wright, Assistant Principal
Amelia "Amy" earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education through Washington State University. She later returned to the university to complete her masters degree in educational leadership and administrative credentials. During her ten years as an educator, she has taught at both the primary and middle school levels. Her core values and beliefs about education guide her decisions and actions. The values she strives to exemplify each and every day are integrity, and humility. Living her values allows her to build strong relationships and lead by example.