Degrees and Certifications:
Hi! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Elvia E. Navarro. I was born in Mexico City. I received a minor in Psychology and a major in Accounting in 1993, at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Campus Guadalajara, México. To further enhance my education I pursued CDA certification (Child Development Associate National Credential) which I accomplished in 2006.
As an immigrant I understand the importance of learning English, which is why for two years, I volunteered as an ESL Teacher in an Adult program at Christ the Redeemer in Sterling, VA.
In 2006, I received the opportunity to work for the Loudoun County Public Schools as an ESL Teacher Assistant at Freedom High School. In 2007, I worked as an ESL Teacher Assistant in KG at Sterling Elementary School. A year later, I shared my culture, traditions, and knowledge of the Spanish Language as a FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School) Teacher at Sterling Elementary School. In 2008, I worked as Spanish teacher at Sterling Middle School. In 2010, I received a medal as the New Teacher of the Year!
On May 2011, I presented a workshop for the National Network for Early Language Learning (NELL) in Fairfax County. On October 2011, I went to the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) conference in Richmond, VA. In October 2012, in September 2015, and in October 2018 I presented a workshop at FLAVA Conference in Williamsburg, VA.
On May 2014, I received my degree in Masters in Education at Shenandoah University. On May 2016, I was nominated as Hispanic Teacher of the Year in Northern Virginia by Marymount University. I worked 9 years at Sterling Middle School teaching Spanish 1 and 2.
On June 2019, I presented a workshop at the University of Granada in Spain. Last year over the summer, it was my 10th year collaborating in curriculum development for Spanish County wide. This is my 6th year working at John Champe. I'm really happy to be part of John Champe's family. This year, I will teach Spanish IV and AP Language and Culture.
I'm sponsor of the Spanish National Honor Society.