Carlos Chavez (NM '93) passed away on October 30, 2016, at the age of 62.
Chavez received a New Mexico Milken Educator Award in 1993 as a history and Spanish teacher at Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque. His U.S. and world history courses, which he taught in Spanish, emphasized Hispanic contributions to these histories. Chavez pioneered the
State Seal of Bilingualism and Biliteracy, now a statewide recognition in New Mexico.
For more details, see
Chavez's obituary in the Albuquerque Journal.
“It doesn't seem possible that it's been nine years since I was sitting with my own Class of 2001! On that day, I began an amazing journey that has impacted my life in a profound and powerful way—as well as the lives of other educators and students in Louisiana that I have had the privilege of meeting along the way. I realized I was now part of something so inconceivable, that I still have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. In 2001, I also learned about the TAP System—a comprehensive school reform initiative that I knew I had to be a part of. After all, TAP invests in teachers while keeping the focus on student growth.”
Vicky A. Condalary (LA '01) Assistant Director of School Services
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