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Maeghan McCormick

At César Chávez Elementary School, a K-5 Dual Language school, a trauma-informed caring and professional staff offers an extensive, high-level curriculum to support students’ academic and wellness growth and success.

César Chávez’s programs include a comprehensive, standards-based literacy program focused on ensuring that students become biliterate and bilingual by 5th grade. Science and social studies are organized around themes to create student interest in learning while respecting and honoring each child’s voice, personal life experience, beliefs, language and culture. Groups like MathAmigos and Los Alamos National Labs help to inspire students to love math and support their active participation in scientific practices.

  • Maeghan McCormick-Principal


Mrs. Moya

Hello everyone. I am Autem Moya. I have taught with the Santa Fe Public Schools for the past 19 years. I currently teach 3rd grade as a partner teacher for 34 students. Teaching is the career I chose, and I love it. I just received my Masters Degree from New Mexico Highlands University!

- Mrs. A. Moya

Ms. Alison

My name is Ms. Alison, and I am the PreK Lead Teacher at Cesar Chavez. We have a fantastic PreK team working with our youngest White Tigers and I love helping them to develop a love for learning. I’m grateful to be part of such a wonderful community.

- Ms. A. Cherpitel

Ms. Val

I go by Ms.Val and I have been at Cesar Chavez for about 10 years. I started out as a substitute, moved up to an educational assistant, and then a teacher. I keep coming back, because this is my home. I love the students more than anything. Thank you for letting me be a part of this family.

- Ms. V. Valdez