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.
Last year over the summer, it was my 9th year collaborating in curriculum development for Spanish County wide. This year, on June 29 I presented a workshop at the University of Granada in Spain. This is my 4th year working at John Champe. I'm really happy to be part of John Champe's family. This year, I will teach Spanish III and Spanish IV.
I'm sponsor of the Spanish National Honor Society.