Meet Ms. Chavez
Jessica was born in Hayward and grew up in the Bay Area. Her little sister, who is 14 years younger, inspired her to pursue a career in education. “I saw what an impact I had on her personally, and wanted to extend this to a class of children,” she said. Jessica attended San Jose State where she studied Child and Adolescent Development and Sociology. “I decided to study child development because I think to be a great teacher, one must truly understand their subjects. I wanted my foundation in education centered on the child,” she said.
While in college, she worked with K-8 children in afterschool and summer programs. After graduating, Jessica continued on to receive her multiple subject teaching credential at SJSU. She did her student teaching with a fourth grade class and a 1-2 combo class. Last school year Jessica was a long-term substitute teacher for two different second grade classes in Cambrian School District in San Jose.
In March, Jessica was introduced to PACT. After hearing out the PACT approach to learning and its strong school community, she knew it was a place where she needed to be. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with parents, my peers, and the community to help create a classroom environment where my students are comfortable, engaged, and enthusiastic about their learning.”
In her free time, she likes to do arts and crafts, enjoy nature, and spend time with family.