Jorge Arana


With great joy, I look forward to joining the DCI family. I was born in Mexico, and my family and I moved to Lexington, Missouri when I was 11 years old. After high school I attended Missouri Valley College, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Psychology. I was also a proud member of the Cross Country and Track team. Upon graduation, I knew my calling was to teach. I joined the Lasallian Volunteers Program where I was given the opportunity to teach and work on social justice issues in a Chicago inner-city school. After two wonderful and memorable years in the Southside of Chicago, I received a scholarship to Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, with a concentration in middle and high school Spanish. I currently have a Postgraduate Professional License to teach Spanish Pre-K through 12 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have had the honor of teaching in Memphis and Chicago respectively before moving to the DC area. Over the past two years, I was teaching Math and Spanish at Saint John Academy in McLean, Virginia. I have been entrusted to teach many subjects during my tenure as an educator. I also had the opportunity in my previous schools to address and work on Social Justice issues that impact our communities, our country, and the world. I am very grateful for all of the experiences and knowledge that I have gained throughout my eight years of teaching. I am thrilled to learn from and contribute to my new DCI family and community.