Meet Mrs. Cutting

Elena Cutting, our Spanish teacher, is a native of Lima Peru. Mrs. Cutting has been a Spanish teacher in the Diocese of Arlington for many years. After working at pre-schools and elementary schools during her college years, she founded her own school Los Luceritos. Over the years Elena has held teaching and staff jobs in private and public schools in Texas and Virginia, including working in special education.

Mrs. Cutting earned a Bachelor of Science degree in educational psychology and a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology. In 2011, Elena completed work on a Master’s degree in Spanish language and culture from the University of Salamanca in Spain. This degree involved not only in-class study but extensive traveling to cultural and religious sites in Spain and Portugal.

After meeting her future husband in Peru, Mrs. Cutting immigrated to the U.S., and was married in St. John the Evangelist Church. They have two children.