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Sylvia Sosa de Chávez: Member

Silvia Sosa de Chávez is a National Board certified teacher in her 20th year of teaching with Albuquerque Public Schools.  Silvia is returning to Valle Vista Elementary School as a third-grade dual language teacher after working in the dual language programs at East San José and Dolores Gonzales Elementary Schools.  She is returning to the place where she, along with a small group of teachers, planned and implemented Valle Vista’s dual language program. Silvia was Dual Language Teacher of the Year in 2008 and this year received recognition as a Teacher of Distinction by the Golden Apple organization.  Silvia has dedicated her entire career as a planning committee member for La Cosecha Dual Language Conference, which supports teachers and administrators in the development of their own dual language programs.  Since her undergraduate and master’s degree work in bilingual education at the University of New Mexico, dual language education has been her central focus, and she looks for ways to promote student success within the program.


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