By Irma Widjojo
Just like the dozens of hats hung all over her classroom, Cathy Wright wears many hats for her students.
Like one of her former students said, “Mrs. Wright isn’t only a teacher. She’s a mother, a mentor, an inspiration, and for me, and angel.”
The Benicia Middle School drama teacher has been chosen as the Benicia Unified School District Teacher of the Year.
“I feel completely honored that I would represent Benicia, and I feel completely blessed,” the 48-year-old woman said.
Wright began at the middle school as an English teacher in 1992 and later took over the drama program about five years later — and since then her classroom has been transformed into a home away from home for many students.