Mariana Chávez

Mariana Chávez

What makes Herrera Special?  Herrera gives the opportunity to explore performing arts and has dual language program.

Grade/Subject: 5th Grade Dual Language

Education/Degrees/Institutions: Bachelor’s degree in Education from ASU

# of years in Education: 17 years in Education

# of years at Herrera: 1st year at Herrera

What brought you to teaching children:  I wanted to make a difference and teach students in a Dual Language setting.  I believe that knowing more than one language opens the door to a world of opportunities.

Favorite book, as an adult, and why:  Jack Gantos Joey Pigza is one of my favorite characters.  Joey is a sweet boy trying to do his best with the challenges he faces.  He is always trying to be the best version he can be with what he has.

Creative curriculum (something you do to personalize curriculum, annual project…): I have students do presentations and projects to synthesis their learning.