About The Teacher
Mrs. Mary Chavez received her BS from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1983. In 2006, she returned to The University of Phoenix and received her Masters degree in Education. She has worked for the San Bernardino Diocese for 24 years, the last 15 at St. George School. She taught 1st grade for one year and has remained in 2nd for the last 14. During this time she has attended workshops in Differentiated Instruction, Superkids Language Arts Program, Step Up To Writing, and has received a certificate of continuing education and training for Autism, Asperger's, Sensory & ADHD. She has served on the committee for Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 2008 she was honored to receive the Distinguished Teacher of The Year Award from the Diocese. She has her PMFP and her California Catechist Certificate. She serves as Eucharistic Minster for St. George Church. This year, she accepted an administrative position as Primary Level Coordinator (Team Leader) and will assist Mr. Ramirez in supporting our Primary Level. Mrs. Chavez lives in Calimesa and is mom to two daughter's and a son-in-law. She has a dog named Frank, and shares stories of wild adventures on their evening golf cart rides. She collects children's books and is in the early stages of writing her own book titled Teacher, Know What? Hopefully to be concluded upon retirement. She enjoys interior design, fashion, & learning the game of golf (does try her best). Last summer brought her to serve another ministry as a volunteer at Loma Linda Children's Hospital, where her love of swaddling and holding babies is absolutely a joy to her. On her adventurous side, she has celebrated her birthday by sky diving, and flew a plane on Mother's Day. She feels blessed to be a part of the St. George School administration and faculty.