Today as we celebrate Charter Schools Week, we shine a Loud and Proud Spotlight on our incredible Elementary School Teacher, Crystal Chavez.
Crystal has been with Compass Charter Schools for over eight years, and she has been an instrumental part of our growth. Crystal pioneered the SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) program here at Compass. Scholars with solid SEL skills can better cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, socially, and professionally. They learn self-discipline, problem-solving skills, impulse control, and emotion management.
Crystal is a seasoned speaker; she spoke at both the 2020 Virtual Fall and Spring CUE (Computer-Using Educators) conferences on SEL in the classroom. And she presented “Tapping into the Heart: Applying Principles of Social Emotional Learning for i-Ready success” at the Southern California i-Ready User Summit. Crystal was also featured in a Good Housekeeping magazine article: “6 Teachers on the Importance of Learning Social and Emotional Skills at School.”
While reminiscing on Compass’ history and the theme for this year’s Charter Schools Week: 30 Years Strong, and Compass being nine years strong, we wanted to highlight our longest-serving staff.