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Alfonso Lopez (WA '98)


Lewis and Clark Elementary School
Wenatchee, WA

At the time of the Award, Alfonso Lopez was:

Lewis and Clark Elementary School
Wenatchee, WA

Subject(s) taught: Reading
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Biographical Information

A Mexican-born educator who immigrated to the United States as an adult, Title I reading specialist Alfonso Lopez of Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Wenatchee knows first-hand the challenges of learning a new language and culture. Mr. Lopez not only uses the Reading Recovery system to teach reading in English; he has adapted the system to teach his Spanish readers as well. He has also highlighted the importance of life-long learning and parental involvement in education through articles he has written for a local newspaper, and has taught classes on how parents can help their children read at home. A role model in his community, Mr. Lopez received the 1998 Washington Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Alfonso Lopez In The News

Principal Alfonso Lopez Receives State Honor for his Leadership, Creativity
The Wenatchee World  |  Apr 25 , 2019  |  Wenatchee, WA

Additional Information


1981 Escuela Normal Huajuapan, B.A.