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Mrs. Chavez


My name is Liz Chavez and I am the ESL teacher here at B.J. Ward. I have been in Valley View School district for about 11 years now. I made my transition to ESL in 2019 and have been so excited to apply my knowledge in Bilingual Education and ESL into my teaching practice at my new building. I went to UIC for my undergrad where I studied Communications and minored in Latin American Latino Studies and went to Concordia University to obtain my Masters in Teaching, and to the University of St.Francis where I focused on my ESL endorsement. Out side of school I enjoy cooking, working out, and spending time with my husband, kids, and dog. I look forward to being part of the Wildcat family!