During the month of March, we are taking time to highlight several of our esteemed colleagues and reflect on all they do to ensure that De La Salle is a safe, vibrant, and wonderful institution of learning. The Women of D are a vital part of our community. We are grateful for your contributions.
Meet Jacqueline Perales
She is an Algebra Teacher and alumnae from the Class of 2009 who began her career at De La Salle in 2013. “I teach all levels of Algebra students. I am a Girl’s Bowling coach and a mentor for the Hearther Scholarship.”
Background and Journey to De La Salle
“De La Salle has always had a special place in my heart with my father (’79), brothers (’93, ’05, ’10) and husband (’09) all being graduates, too. After graduating Lewis in 2013 I had the option of going to Graduate school, becoming a Lasallian Volunteer in California or working at DLS. When deciding on my next steps, there was always something that brought me back to DLS. There were many teachers who I looked up to at DLS and I knew that I would have great mentors if I decided to come back. I wanted to make the same difference in my students lives, that these teachers did in mine.”
What inspires you about De La Salle?
“Ever since I was a student, one of the things that I admired about the school was the community and the diversity. Our students are always willing to help in any way that they can. It amazes me how involved our students are with sports and clubs and they are always looking for more ways to be involved.”
What Woman has been an inspiration to you?
“My sister Donna has always been someone who I look up to. She is a person who is always looking at the bright side of every situation and is always willing to help anyone in need. She and I are as opposite as they come, but I know that if I need anyone to talk to she will always be there for me. She has one of the kindest hearts, which is why she wanted to work at Lurie’s children so she can help others in need. I admire my sister for working through the pandemic as a healthcare worker and helping the kids that she came across.”