Arlando Lara

The Fragmenting of Our Children

Arlando grew up in Toppenish, WA. He is the oldest of five children and his parents are still in the Yakima Valley. After attending Pacific Lutheran University, he took his first teaching job in the Bethel School District and then worked towards his administrative certification. Arlando was a middle school administrator in the Tacoma and Kent School Districts for nearly a decade. He moved to Wenatchee, WA. where he met his life love, Jessica and he currently teaches 8th grade students language arts and social studies. He enjoys coaching all sports, at Foothills MS he coaches volleyball, basketball and fastpitch. He also coaches several recreational league teams through Wenatchee Parks. He and Jessica are active members of the community and are constantly on the move navigating the schedules of their 4 busy children.