My name is Veronica Chavez. I am the middle child of three. I am married and have two daughters, Alessandra and Natalia. I grew up in the Central Valley, where I learned the value of hard work helping my parents working in the fields. I LOVE reading books written by James Patterson and enjoying running. I've run three complete marathons and will train to complete a triathlon in the future.
I attended Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles where I received my teaching credential, with a bilingual emphasis. While there, I was awarded the Rockefeller Fellowship for Minority Students entering the teaching profession, and moved to Maryland upon graduation to pursue a Master's degree. I currently have a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and would like to write a curriculum for dual immersion classrooms. I'd love the opportunity to write a bilingual curriculum designed specifically for dual immersion programs.
I've taught many grade levels, from kindergarten to fifth grade. I am currently a second grade teacher and am excited to provide my students with the tools that will make them successful lifelong learners. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of a second language with students and believe in the importance of biliteracy. I love watching my dual immersion students progress through the grade levels, acquiring higher levels of academic Spanish.
Teaching at Summit Charter Academy has allowed me to feel accomplished as an educator and individual. Go bears!