Principal Amanda Message from Principal Amanda Chavez-Williams Hello families, staff and visitors,

I am honored to be working beside our students, parents, staff, and community partners as principal this 2018-2019 school year.  César Chávez Elementary School has a special place in my heart, my love for the school and community drives me to dedicate myself to its success.  I was born in Santa Fe, and grew up on the south side, attending Sweeney Elementary School, Turquoise Trail Elementary School, Capshaw Middle School, and Santa Fe High School.  This town and school district is my home. I am excited about this school year and all we will accomplish together. I believe in teamwork, collaboration, and collective leadership, where we all play an important role in our school’s success.  We are all going to make incredible things happen this year; I can’t wait to see what the future has in store. With a grateful heart,


Mrs. Amanda


Hola familias, personal y visitantes:

Me siento honrada de trabajar junto a nuestros estudiantes, padres, personal y socios de la comunidad como directora este año escolar 2018-2019. La escuela Primaria César Chávez tiene un lugar especial en mi corazón, mi amor por la escuela y la comunidad me impulsa a dedicarme a su éxito. Nací en Santa Fe, y crecí en el lado sur, asistiendo a Sweeney Elementary School, Turquoise Trail Elementary School, Capshaw Middle School y Santa Fe High School. Esta ciudad y el distrito escolar son mi hogar. Estoy entusiasmada con este año escolar y con todo lo que lograremos juntos. Creo en el trabajo en equipo, la colaboración y el liderazgo colectivo, donde todos jugamos un papel importante en el éxito de nuestra escuela.  Todos vamos a hacer que pasen cosas increíbles este año; no puedo esperar para ver lo que el futuro tiene reservado.

Con un corazón agradecido,

Sra. Amanda




Important Dates:

August 14 - First Day of School (1-12th Grades)
August 16 - First Day of Pre-K and Kinder
September 3 - Labor Day (District Closed)

NEWS UPDATE:  JULY Image result for breaking news *Excerpt from SFPS Press Release, 7/18/2018:

Amanda Chavez-Williams was appointed principal of Cesar Chavez Elementary School

“Amanda Chavez-Williams is an accomplished educator and transformational leader.  She will impact students and the community through a stellar focus on high-quality learning and relationship building with families and communities,” said Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia. Mrs. Chavez-Williams has 11 years of experience, including as assistant principal at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and teaching general and special education in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  She also served as 21st Century Site Coordinator for Amy Biehl Community School. "I have fallen in love with Cesar Chavez Elementary School. Being a child who grew up on the south side of Santa Fe, it naturally became a home to me and all the stakeholders my family. Its potential for greatness is limitless. I am overjoyed and honored to be working with this community," said Mrs. Chavez-Williams. Mrs. Chavez-Williams holds double bachelors degrees from The University of New Mexico in General Education and Special Education, with a minor in math, and a master's degree in educational leadership from Grand Canyon University. The schedule for staff, families, students and the community to meet Mrs. Chavez-Williams will be announced in early August.

For more information, please contact Jeff Gephart at jgephart@sfps.k12.nm.us or 505-470-6197.

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