Fourth Grade DL/I

  • Fourth Grade DLI

      Senor Marulanda



    Hello Families!

    My name is Mr. Diego Marulanda. I am originally from Medellin Colombia. I am a proud Dad. My Daughter’s name is LUNA which means MOON. I love her soooo much. 

    I have been a teacher for the last 10 years. I love to teach and share my culture.   

    I have a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and Earned my Master’s at Greensboro College in Greensboro North Carolina.

    I love traveling and meeting new people who can contribute to my global cultural background. I love hiking and camping. I enjoy being around nature.  

    I’m so excited to work with your children this year!

    All my best,

    Mr. Marulanda



      Mrs. Gutierrez


    Jessica Gutierrez

    Hello Families!

    My name is Mrs. Jessica Gutierrez.  I was born and raised in northern Indiana, but I’ve spent most of my adult life abroad in Lima, Peru.  I have my B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in School Administration.  I also have certification in ESL.  This is my 12th year teaching, and my third here at Weddington!  I began my teaching career in a small school in northern Indiana where I taught in third grade for three years.  From 2007 to 2012, I traveled to Lima, Peru during the summer months to volunteer with an orphanage and translate for American doctors who came to provide free medical care for impoverished communities in the Andes Mountain region of Peru.  Finally, in 2013, I moved to Lima to teach in a bilingual school.  I was there for six years, and I taught everything from third to fifth grades.  I also served as Curriculum Coordinator for Humanities, English and Science courses.  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my sweet baby girl, traveling, learning about other cultures, going to the beach, baking, and spending time outdoors.

    I’m so excited to work with your children this year!

    All my best,

    Mrs. Gutierrez